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activities: section 10

Missions to the Outer Solar System

Reading, Writing and Rings: Saturn activities for young learners
http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education/edu-k4-12b.cfm
Students use creative language arts skills and science process skills to learn about Saturn and the Cassini Mission

How to Make a Saturn Model
http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/cassini_make2.html
After creating a model of Saturn using discarded CD’s, students contemplate Saturn’s rings using the fact sheet Why Does Saturn Have Rings?

Seeing Saturn and Its Rings
Students use model from previous activity to observe how the view of Saturn and its rings changes depending on the relative positions of Saturn and Earth.

Europa Wedges
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/wedges/index.html (manipulate Europa wedges on line)
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/wedges/intro.html

Europa Geology Jigsaw Puzzle
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/wedges/clue1fr.html
Using images taken by Voyager and Galileo, students investigate the possibility of an ocean under Europa’s icy crust. (image may be cut to manipulate Europa wedges)

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