Why Doesn't the Moon Fall Down?

Description

In this animated video segment adapted from NASA, astronomer Doris Daou explains how the forces of speed and gravity keep the Moon in a constant orbit around Earth.

Original Resource: www.pbslearningmedia.org

Type: Video

Grades: 3-8

Created: 12/17/2005

Standards Alignment

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.4Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.4Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.4Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.