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Item #: PF2213 

Price: $45.00

In this lab experience, students draw two ellipses with different eccentricities to model the shape of planetary orbits. They determine the eccentricity of each ellipse by dividing the distance between the foci by the length of the major axis. In addition, they explore the geometry of ellipses, and the implications of this geometry on the trajectory of the planets around the sun. This lab does not include VR.

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Safety:Before conducting the lab, review with the class the safety precautions on the student page. Then discuss any safety precautions that are specific to your science laboratory or classroom.

Materials Included in Kit:

Adhesive-back felt bumper,40
String, thin, 1 ball

Bolts, 20
Hexagonal nuts, 60
Planetary Orbits platform, 10
Washers, 10

Additional Materials Required:
Pencil, wood (not mechanical)
Ruler, metric
Tape, transparent