# Ch 8: Circular Motion & Gravitation Lesson Plans

The Circular Motion and Gravitation chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the students in your classroom about the concepts of speed, velocity and centripetal force as well as the various laws of physics. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

## Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Circular Motion and Gravitation chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Uniform Circular Motion: Definition and Mathematics;
Speed and Velocity: Concepts and Formulas;
What is Acceleration? - Definition and Formula
A look at how objects move in a circular pattern;
Calculate speed and velocity;
Define and calculate acceleration
Tuesday Equilibrium: Chemical and Dynamic;
Kepler's Three Laws of Planetary Motion;
Newton's Law of Gravitation: Definition and Examples
A look at equilibrium constant and chemical equilibrium in an equation;
Johannes Kepler's beginnings and his partnership with Tycho Brahe;
Determining how two objects are attracted through gravitational force
Wednesday Centripetal Force: Examples and Problems;
Gravitational Attraction of Extended Bodies;
Gravitational Potential Energy: Definition, Formula and Examples
A look at tension, gravitational force and friction;
Learn about Newton's Law of Gravitation and extended bodies;
Calculating gravitational potential energy
Thursday Work as an Integral;
Elliptical Orbits: Periods and Speeds;
Eccentricity and Orbits of Planets
Discover how integrals are used to determine movement;
A look at how planets' movements swerve from perfect circles;
Determining the speed of objects in orbit
Friday Objects Moving in Vertical Circles: Analysis and Practice Problems Calculate the critical speed of these objects

13 Lessons in Chapter 8: Circular Motion & Gravitation Lesson Plans
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