Forces on a Space Probe

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Science

A classroom activity in which students learn about the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces and how they are considered when designing a space probe to land safely on another planet or moon. Accompanies the video ‘Newton’s Laws of Motion’.