Laws of Planetary Motion!

Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) discovered three laws of planetary motion. These laws were huge breakthroughs in the way we understand the physical parameters of our solar system!


  1. Summarize and draw a diagram explaining each of Kepler's Laws.

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion Detailed Wikipedia entry.

Kepler's First Law

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Kepler's Second Law

Kepler's Third Law

Interactive Planetary Motion Game This is a really neat interactive demonstration of Kepler's laws of Planetary motion where you get to set an object in orbit, determine the speed, and distance away from the sun, and see what happens!

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