Why is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?

Record ID: 
nw-000-000-002-363
First Name: 
automatic
Last Name: 
import
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Language: 
en-US
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Resource Published Date: 
Tuesday, December 30, 1969 - 19:00
Description: 

In this activity, students use mathematics to understand tides and gravitation and how gravity works across astronomical distances, using an apparatus made from a slinky, meter stick, and a hook. A description of the mathematical relationships seen in the demonstration is included. The resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

SMD Forum Primary: 
Earth Science
Audience: 
Educator
Format: 
application/pdf
Keywords: 
Antipode
Gravitational constant
Mass
Force
Acceleration
Access Restrictions: 
Free access
License: 
Resource does not indicate licensing
Learning Time: 
1 to 2 hours
Materials Cost: 
$1 - $5
Individual or Group: 
Per group of students
Instructional Strategies: 
Demonstrations
Benchmarks: 
http://asn.jesandco.org/resources/S2366116
Contributor: 
National Science Education Standards: 
False
Math Standards: 
False
Technology Standards: 
False
Geography Standards: 
False
Educational Level: 
Learning Time Comment: 
Estimated 2 class periods
URL: 
http://pumas.jpl.nasa.gov/files/01_25_11_1.pdf
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