Satellite

Go-lab approved
Lab type: 
Virtual lab
Lab owner: 
Frank McCulley
Contact person: 
Frank McCulley
Age range: 
10-12, 12-14, 14-16
Language: 
English
Level of difficulty: 
Medium
Level of interaction: 
High
Booking required: 
No
 
Lab description and primary aims of the lab: 
This lab is designed to allow students to explore different aspects of satellite motion. Students can vary the mass of the satellite, the orbital radius of the satellite and the body that the satellite is orbiting. Students can measure the time of an orbit and then calculate speed, orbits per day, acceleration or kinetic energy.
 

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