Additional Learning Tools and Resources

Watching a presentation is a passive activity. Getting information is important ... but its not the destination or end point. Now that you've watched the video, its time to do something with the information you've heard. It's time to act on it. The resources below provide an opportunity to do this. We encourage learners to solidify their learning through the use of one or more of the following resources.

Concept Builders, Circular Motion and Satellite Motion section, Universal Gravitation

Concept Builders provide you an opportunity for practice with immediate feedback and opportunities for correction. A Help Me! button is available for each question.

Minds On Physics, Mssion CG6: Universal Gravitation

A Minds On Physics mission provides you a great workout in careful reading, analytical thinking, and conceptual reasoning. They're difficult but there's a Help button waiting to assist. If you endure the frustration of getting questions wrong, you will likely get it right on the test. That's a win!

Physics Interactives: Gravitational Fields Simulation

Many times the best way to learn is to play. This simulation allows you to do that - to play with the variables that affect graviational force. You can drag a planet around, change their masses, and observe the effect. A student-friendly activity sheet is available for classroom use.

The Tutorial, Circular and Satellite Motion Chapter: The Apple, the Moon, and the Inverse Square Law

The easy-to-understand language and common sense approach of our Tutorial pages makes it a great written reference when you need one.