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j1-2k8-mtH10: Using Kepler's Orrery for teaching Planetary Science

August 29, 2008








Kepler's Orrery is an interactive gravity simulator that composes &
plays generative music while visually demonstrating the
physics of gravitational attraction.

http://www.art.net/simran/GenerativeMusic/Kepler.html

http://keplers-orrery.dev.java.net

Not only is Kepler's Orrery a pleasing simulation for the eye and the ear, but it can be used as a powerful tool to teach gravity and how delicate of a balance our solar system is in.

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Mae Linh Blake is a Math and Science teacher at Martin Luther King Middle School.
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