Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab


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Which of the following is a satellite?

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1. When a satellite remains in its orbital path even if it experiences a small displacement we say it is in a _____.

2. The vast majority of your marble's stable orbits turned out to be which shape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To pass this quiz, you'll need to answer questions on what an orbit is and define stable orbital motion, among other things. All of the quiz questions are in multiple-choice format.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will guide you to:

  • Determine what a satellite is
  • Recognize an artificial satellite
  • Explain why we have stable orbits in our solar system

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will get you to practice the following study skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about artificial satellites in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding stable orbits and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as orbit and satellite

Additional Learning

Explore this subject further with this lesson called Stable Orbital Motion of a Satellite: Physics Lab. Objectives of the lesson include the following:

  • Analyze the steps of a physics lab
  • Understand data analysis with regard to the stable orbital motion of a satellite
  • Define unstable orbit