Instructional Video

Why is the Solar System Flat?

When three dimensions are available, why is our solar system shaped like a flattened disk? Find out how the conservation of angular momentum plays a role. Physics and space science learners alike will be blown away by this bit of information.

19 Views 10 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Content presented in a fun, hand-drawn style of animation
  • Answers a question that is rarely considered
  • Would be useful in preparing physics learners to meet Next Generation Science Standard HS-PS2-2
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