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Why Does Saturn Have Rings?
Why do Saturn and the other gas giants have rings? Hank reveals the Roche limit as the cause, the distance within which gas planets would fail to hold together due to their own gravity. At this particular distance, orbiting materials also break down and disperse to form rings of matter.
3 mins 7th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Jupiter: The Largest Planet
Kids will love this video. Dramatic and informative, this clip describes the gas giant, Jupiter. They'll hear about Jupiter's moons, history, composition, and size in relation to Earth. It takes one thousand Earths to compose one Jupiter? That's big!
7 mins 3rd - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Evaporating Exoplanet hd209458b
The Hubble telescope captures an event never before seen be the human eye. An extra-solar planet orbited too close to its parent star and evaporated away. This gives scientists an understanding of what would happen if a gas giant were too close to the sun, as well as an explanation for the patterns they see in the outer reaches of space.
2 mins 9th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Introduction to the Outer Planets, Jupiter
Students discuss similarities and differences of the inner and outer planets. In this outer planets lesson, students participate in activities to learn about the outer planets and write a letter, a news article or a song.
4th - 5th Language Arts 4 Views 39 Downloads
Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Solar System
Fifteen questions about our solar system make up this interactive review game. It was written by a teacher in the UK, and therefore the monetary winnings for answering correctly are in pounds. The content applies, however, to any English-speaking earth science course.
4th - 6th Science 5 Views 13 Downloads
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Beginning with a mosaic of Saturn, zoom into more than 1,000 incredible photos of astronauts, observatories, space exploration equipment, and images collected from throughout the solar system! Also read fascinating, illustrated stories of some of the objects with this application.
1st - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson plan from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson plan are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking guide, and an authentic final writing assessment.
3rd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 9 Views 384 Downloads
In his previous videos, Sal shows students how to calculate how much energy is needed to change various amounts of water from state to state when the atmospheric pressure is constant. In this video, he shows students how to use phase diagrams - which come into play when the atmospheric pressure is not at a constant level.
13 mins 7th - 10th Science 6 Views 34 Downloads
Space: Our Star, the Sun, and Its Friends, the Planets
Students examine the solar system. In this space lesson, students identify the order of the planets and their relative size to the sun. Students create a scale model of our solar system using a variety of household objects.
2nd - 4th Math 90 Views 284 Downloads
Exploring the Planets
Students study robotic spacecrafts that have provided detailed information about the inner and outer planets. In this exploring the planets lesson plan, students use posters and diagrams to study the various robotic spacecraft sent to the planets.
3rd - 6th Science 22 Views 214 Downloads
Pocket Solar System
The scale of the solar system is difficult to grasp without some sort of concrete visual; with some register tape and different-sized stickers, teach astronomers of any age just how spread out our solar system really is. Try to use stickers (or have kids draw planets) that are somewhat to scale regarding the relative size of the planets to help with the overall understanding of the concepts.
3rd - 8th Science 88 Views 111 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Space Science: Journey Through the Solar System
Students explore the Solar System and examine the characteristics of al the planets. Through research and discussion, they create catalogs of the Solar System's components. Next, students use their findings to create Powerpoint versions of their catalogs.
5th - 8th Language Arts 18 Views 84 Downloads