Students graph planetary data that illustrates relationship between distance and period.
Before the Activity
This activity should follow the teaching of Kepler's First and Second Laws of Planetary Motion. Prepare copies of the activity. No other equipment necessary.
During the Activity
Complete the attached activity.
After the Activity
Research how astronomers use Kepler's Third Law to determine launch distances for satellites.
Research how astronomers use Kepler's Third Law to plot the orbit of comets.