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Young scholars plot the positions of the planet Jupiter while predicting what the configuration system looks like from Earth. In this configuration of satellites lesson, students photograph Jupiter and its moons to record the motions of the four satellites throughout the week. Young scholars then make estimations regarding distances and measurements.
Students tour Jupiter. In this scenario based lesson, students examine the size of Jupiter and make models of the other planets in the solar system to show how large Jupiter is compared to the other planets.
Students identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations as well as recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models. After a brief discussion on Jupiter, students read and article on the discovery of Jupiter Radio Emissions and answer discussion questions.
In this exploring Jupiter:  Galileo Curriculum Module issue one worksheet, students complete a crossword puzzle that tests their knowledge of Jupiter; their are 11 links to other worksheets to explore the planet.
Use literature for interdisciplinary instruction with NASA's mission to Jupiter.
In this reading comprehension worksheet, students learn about Jupiter by reading a one page text. Students complete 7 multiple choice questions about the passage they read.
Students read information about Jupiter and the planet's weather. In this Jupiter weather lesson, students read information about Jupiter's weather. Students study a chart about the weather on Earth and Jupiter. Students read a weather forecast for Jupiter.
In this Jupiter learning exercise, students read a passage about the environment and atmosphere of Jupiter. Students then answer several multiple choice questions about the passage.
Students explore Jupiter's magnetosphere. In this Jupiter lesson, students examine a diagram of the magnetic field that surrounds Jupiter.
Students explore Jupiter's Moons. They calculate and predict the location of Jupiter's 4 large moons. In addition, they draw Jupiter with its moons correctly shown for the time of the observation.
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!
This extremely short clip poses a question your class could ponder for days. It was discovered that a comet hit Jupiter causing an explosion greater than all the Earth's nuclear weapons combined. So, if a comet hit Jupiter creating scares larger than our planet, what does that mean for us?
In this Jupiter research worksheet, students explore the provided link and take notes on the planet as they respond to 13 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
Students identify Saturn. In this space lesson students identify the defining characteristics of Saturn and compare and contrast it with Jupiter. Students make a model of Saturn. 
An amazing information-packed lesson plan allows your space scientists to crash a virtual comet into Jupiter and learn how the angle, distance, speed, and mass influence the outcome. Click on "Back to the Lesson" to access the interactive website. Use this in a physics course to enrich your lessons on gravitational forces, or use it with younger science learners when teaching about planets or comets.
Students explore transportation. In this transportation lesson, students examine the Jupiter locomotive, Washingtion D.C. streetcars, the Leviathan, the Salisbury Train Station, and Route 66. Students respond to 12 questions.
Students use their knowledge to crash a comet into Jupiter or make a comet fly past the planet without colliding with it.
In this test prep worksheet, students read four news stories. The topics include Jupiter, space museums, a gray whale, and the Washington Monument. After reading, students make inferences, recall facts, determine sequences, and draw conclusions about each story. One page is devoted to each story. Answers are multiple choice, and short answer format. There are approximately five answers per page.
Students explore the findings of Galileo and research the moons of Jupiter. They construct simple telescopes, and examine the moons for themselves at a star party. They record their findings in a journal.
Students compare Jupiter and Earth. In this Earth and space studies lesson, students compare the composition of Earth and Jupiter and analyze how the composition affects the rate at which the planets spin.

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