After learning about the concepts of force & motion with the Playground Physics app & curricula, I continue my lessons on forces in my new unit on the Earth-Moon-Sun system. Oftentimes, astronomy, while fascinating to students of all ages, can be difficult to comprehend. The astronomy models we use are often limited. In the astronomy lessons on rotation and revolution, students can use the Playground Physics to graph and model these concepts. Demonstrating planetary movements (Kepler’s Laws) Earth’s rate of rotation, Moon’s rotation vs. revolution, are just a few of the potential expanded uses of playground physics (while still grounded in learning the concepts associated with objects in motion).
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