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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Our Solar System
Science Education Standards:
Earth and Space Science -- Content Standard D
Motions and Forces
- Objects change their motion only when a net force is applied. Laws of motion are used to calculate precisely the effects of forces on the motion of objects. The magnitude of the change in motion can be calculated using the relationship F = ma, which is independent of the nature of the force. Whenever one object exerts force on another, a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction is exerted on the first object.
- Gravitation is a universal force that each mass exerts on any other mass. The strength of the gravitational attractive force between two masses is proportional to the masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.
Short Description: Students will learn about the mechanics of impact cratering and the concept of kinetic energy; and they will learn to recognize the landforms associated with impact cratering.
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