Orbital Eccentricities
of the Planets
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1. Using the NASA
Planetary Facts site, ask students to create a wall chart showing each
planet and the eccentricity of its orbit.
2. Ask students to construct a graph comparing the
eccentricity of planetary orbits. Information can be entered into
a spreadsheet and a bar graph created, or the data can be used to draw
a graph manually. The planet's name should appear on the Xaxis,
and the eccentricity plotted on the Yaxis.
3. Lead a classroom discussion, focusing on questions such as:
