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Students 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. Students then make estimations regarding distances and measurements.
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.
A slide for each of the planets (including recently downgraded Pluto), the sun, our moon, four of Jupiter's moons, and the rings of Saturn make up this visually appealing PowerPoint. A few facts for each body in the solar system accompany mostly high-quality photographs. This slide show would make an appropriate introduction to your solar system unit. Consider using it to stimulate interest in the planets and then having learners choose one to research and report on.
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.