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Motion in Space

Price: $29.95
Order Number: 707.0512
Format : DVD
Space travel has always been very exciting, and there are endless ways that mathematics is vital to space and space travel. Students explore the size, distance, and speeds of the planets, and hear from engineers about life on a space station.

This episode challenges students to:
•Compute how fast a satellite in geosynchronous orbit is traveling.
•Develop a model of the solar system that would fit on a football field.
•Understand why calculating orbits, trajectories, space flights, and such are extremely complicated ventures.

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Rights granted include: a) life of media audiovisual use, b) public performance, c) campus or building closed circuit and digital/video-on-demand transmission.

Ideal for grades: 6 - 9
Duration: 20 minutes
Producer: South Carolina ETV
Series Code: 707 & 707.0500

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