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Elliptical Orbit—Overhead Demonstration Kit

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP6464

Price: $24.20

Elliptical Orbit Overhead Demonstration Kit for astronomy and space science helps illustrate the elliptical orbits of the planets. Use observations from the demonstration and perform calculations to find the orbits.

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How do planets travel around the Sun? This simple overhead apparatus helps illustrate the elliptical orbits of the planets. Students will use observations from the teacher demonstration and perform mathematical calculations to find the elliptical orbits. Easily fits on any standard overhead projector. Kit includes the overhead demonstration device, string and a set of markers. Complete with teacher instructions and detailed background section.

Concepts: Elliptical orbits, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion.
Time Required: 25 minutes
Materials Provided: Overhead demonstration device, nuts, bolts, rubber feet, washer, string, marker.