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1 Classroom RemindersAlways follow directions- this will keep you out of troubleRaise your hand before speaking or leaving your seat- this will also keep your name off the boardKeep hands, feet and objects to yourself- any violation of this will get your name on the boardIf your name ends up on the board and does not come off by the end of the period then you will be written up in Review 360.
2 How does gravity affect our solar system? BellringerHow does gravity affect our solar system?
3 Tuesday March 18, 2014Objective: SW understand that gravity is the force that governs the motion of our solar system.
4 Historical Models of our Solar System and Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion
5 Geocentric Model Earth is center of our Solar System Aristotle- Over 2000 years ago,Unexplained on how planets appear to move backwardsPtolemy- Planets move in small circles
6 Heliocentric Model Sun is center of our Solar System Copernicus- Over 450 years ago (1543 ad)First to suggest heliocentric theory and vaguely mapped out the planets orbiting the sun in a circular orbit.Theory published on his deathbed. Initially not supported and took over 50 years for it to be accepted. Now backwards motion of planets (retrograde) was explained.
7 Galileo Supporter of Copernicus’s Heliocentric theory House arrest Observed moons orbiting Jupiter and theorized objects can revolve around other planets not just Earthplaced under house arrest and was forced to denounce theory or be executed
8 Solar System precisely measured Tycho Brahe- studied Solar System and made very accurate recordings of his observationsTycho’s assistant, Kepler, used information for the details of orbitsTycho’s published recording of the solar system not used by Kepler until after Tycho’s death
9 Kepler’s Laws of Planetary Motion 1st Law - Law of EllipsesEach planet orbits the sun in a path called an ellipse or elongated circleEllipse is a closed curve whose path is determined by 2 points or foci within the ellipseFocus 1 is the Sun and Focus 2 is an imaginary point1st Law) Law of EllipsesEach planet orbits the sun in a path called an ellipse or elongated circleEllipse is a closed curve whose path is determined by 2 points or foci within the ellipse(circle use 1 point or focus )One focus or point is located within the sunThe other focus or point is not within an objectThe major axis runs through both foci points and the semi major axis is the planet’s average distance from the sun
10 TW demonstrate how ellipses are formed using string and markers. Ellipse DemoTW demonstrate how ellipses are formed using string and markers.
11 Universal gravitation Remember that gravity is a universal force that attracts all objects that have a mass to each other.You don’t notice the attractive force between ordinary objects because the masses are small which makes the gravity between them weak.It takes a huge mass to create gravity that is strong enough to feel.
12 Gravity StrengthRemember the strength depends on two factors: mass and distance.The force of gravity increases as the mass of an object increases.The force of gravity increases as objects get closer to each other; it decreases as objects get farther apart.
13 Earth’s Gravity The strength of Earth’s gravity is 9.8 N. In comparison, the strength of the Moon’s gravity is 1.6 N.The Moon’s mass is much less than Earth’s, so it creates less gravity.This means that objects on the Moon weigh less than on Earth.
14 SatellitesRemember that an orbit is the path that an object in space follows around another object.An object in orbit is called a satellite. It can be natural like the Moon, or artificial like television satellites.Gravity is what keeps satellites in orbit around a particular object.
15 Circular Motion and Force Imagine a ball tied to a string. If I were to swing it around, it would move in a circle. The tension in the string is the force (gravity) that changes the ball’s direction.What would happen if I released the string? The ball would fly off in a straight line (inertia).
16 TW demonstrate circular motion using string and ball. Circular Motion DemoTW demonstrate circular motion using string and ball.
17 The Sun The Sun is enormous, hot ball of gas held together by gravity. Because of its size, the Sun contains about 99.8 percent of the mass in our solar system.Because of its mass, the Sun’s gravity is enough to hold the entire solar system in orbit.
18 Revolving and Rotating Planets both revolve around the Sun and rotate on their axes. An axis is the imaginary line that an object spins around.Earth, like most of the other planets, spins from west to east. One complete rotation is called a day. One Earth day is 24 hours long. As Earth rotates, the Sun appears to move across the sky from East to West.
19 One YearAll of the planets orbit, or revolve, around the Sun in the same direction (counterclockwise).A year is the time it takes a planet to complete one revolution around the Sun. A year on Earth takes approximately 365 days.The farther a planet is from the Sun, the longer it takes it to complete one revolution.
20 Check Your Understanding 1. Gravity exists between all objects with mass. Why don’t younotice the force of gravity between you and all of the objectsaround you?2. Gravitational force gets weaker as ________________ increases and getsstronger as the _______________ of the objects increases.3. A bag of flour weighs 22.2 newtons (5 pounds) on Earth. Will itweigh more, less, or the same on the Moon? Why?4. Is a satellite orbiting Earth free from Earth’s gravity? Why or whynot?5. Do the planets move in perfect circles around the Sun?6. Does the Moon rotate or revolve around Earth?7. What are the meanings of the terms day and year in terms ofEarth’s motion?
21 Exit Slip1. The force of (gravity/mass) causes the planets to orbit around the Sun.2. Gravitational force between the Sun and the planets causes the planets to (order/orbit).3. Gravity between Earth and the Moon keeps the Moon in orbit around the (Sun/Earth).