Concept Checker for Orbital Motion Simulation

Our Concept Checker for the Orbital Motion simulation consists of 22 questions organized into 6 Question Groups. Students must correctly answer one question from each Question Group to earn the Trophy for this Concept Checker.

Like all our Concept Checkers, it is designed to be used as a follow-up to the use of the Orbital Motion simulation. We recommend the use of our classroom-ready exercise with the simulation.

The Concept Checker targets student understanding of the following learning outcomes:
  • The student should be able to describe the direction and the magnitude of the velocity and net force vectors for an orbiting satellite.
  • The student be able to compare and contrast an elliptical orbit to a circular orbit.

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