Orbits

In this lesson we will explore the factors that affect an orbit, using objects in our solar system to demonstrate.

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Quiz:

Orbits

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

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Q1.Choose the correct definition of VELOCITY, and state whether it is a vector or a scalar quantity.

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Q2.An orbit is the [A] path taken by a moving body around another more massive body due to [B].

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Q3.[A] = a non-luminous body in orbit around a star that has cleared its orbit and [B] = a cloud of gas and dust that is the origins of stars and planets.

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Q4.Choose the correct category for each.

planet

star

natural satellite of Earth

dwarf planet

artificial satellite

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Q5.The speed of light, 299 792 km/s, to 2 significant figures in standard form is...

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Q6.In the ancient solar system, an asteroid collision forced a moon to move further away from its planet but stay in orbit. As a result, its speed [A] and its orbital period [B}.

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Quiz:

Orbits

This quiz will test your understanding of the topic in the lesson, and prior knowledge from earlier in this topic.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Q1.Choose the correct definition of VELOCITY, and state whether it is a vector or a scalar quantity.

1/6

Q2.An orbit is the [A] path taken by a moving body around another more massive body due to [B].

2/6

Q3.[A] = a non-luminous body in orbit around a star that has cleared its orbit and [B] = a cloud of gas and dust that is the origins of stars and planets.

3/6

Q4.Choose the correct category for each.

planet

star

natural satellite of Earth

dwarf planet

artificial satellite

4/6

Q5.The speed of light, 299 792 km/s, to 2 significant figures in standard form is...

5/6

Q6.In the ancient solar system, an asteroid collision forced a moon to move further away from its planet but stay in orbit. As a result, its speed [A] and its orbital period [B}.

6/6

Lesson summary: Orbits

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