Gravity and the Solar System

Secondary KLA:
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8

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Students use this resource consisting of seven slides with diagrams, written explanation and voice-over to understand how the movement of planets around the sun is related to gravitational forces. There is a two-question quiz and a summary slide.

NSW syllabus outcomes

(SC4-10PW) describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

(SC4-12ES) describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACSSU117) Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces acting on the object

(ACSSU118) Earth’s gravity pulls objects towards the centre of the Earth

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Forces and energy, Gravity, Sun, Planets
File type:
Intel Corporation
Intel Corporation
Date created:
Monday, 5 November 2007

Resource ID: 515b0681-1fa3-465d-8e18-3829b4a6baca