This lesson will help students visualize barycenter and the relationship between the sun and the earth. Students will use a solar system model to demonstrate barycenter and see the effects of adding other planets into the mix.
Students will use a model of the solar system to demonstrate rotation, revolution, Kepler’s laws, Newton's laws, precession, nutation, seasons or tides. They will use kapwing.com to create their own stop motion video.
Students will first use CoSpace to create a virtual model of Newton's. Students will learn how to use CoSpace to create 3D virtual models. Next students will review concepts of rotation, revolution, seasons, tides, barycenter, precession, nutation by further exploring CoSpaces. Students will learn to write code to enable the earth to rotate and then revolve around the sun.