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  • In this activity, students use the internet to answer questions about various satellite missions and orbits and to explore some of the stunning imagery obtained by satellites.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • identify the mission (purpose) of some of the satellites featured in this context
    • identify the types of orbits some of these satellites occupy
    • discuss why these satellites occupy the orbits they do.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • discussion questions
    • extension ideas
    • student handout.
      Published 27 March 2013 Referencing Hub articles
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