Overview: Neptune's moon, Triton facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Neptune's moon, Triton "
Description:
Fast Facts: Neptune's moon, Triton is a table that lists the moon's age, location, average distance from Neptune, diameter, orbital period around Neptune, mass, and distinguishing features. A picture of Triton is included.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly Web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Fast Facts: Neptune's moon, Triton can be used alone to:

Find information about Neptune's moon, Triton.

Fast Facts: Neptune's moon, Triton can be used with the tables listing the characteristics of the eight planets to:

Recognize and order large numbers. Have students arrange the Sun, moons, and planets from least to most massive or from smallest to largest in diameter.

Calculate the gravitational force between Neptune and Triton. Use Newton's law of gravitation, the distance between Triton and Neptune, and the masses of the two objects to determine the gravitational force between them (recommended for grades 10-12).

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Overview: Neptune's moon, Triton facts