High School Resource: My Solar System by PhET
High School Resource
My Solar System by PhET
This simulation will allow students to build their own solar system of a sun, planets and moons, and watch their paths as they move about one another. With this orbit simulator, you can set initial positions, velocities, and masses of 2, 3, or 4 bodies, and then see them orbit each other.
Related NY State Academic Standards: MST4.C.ES.PS1.1
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