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Cassini-Huygens: Mission to Saturn & Titan

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science word search worksheet, students will find 12 words related to the Cassini-Huygens space mission. There are facts about the mission and Saturn around the outside of the word search.
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Cassini-Huygens Saturn Video

For Students 6th - 11th
In this Saturn worksheet, students watch a video on the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn then complete 21 fill in the blank sentences with information about the mission and about Saturn.
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All About Titan and the Huygens Probe

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students examine the characterisitics of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. They discuss what they think is on Titan and what the Huygens probe can tell them about the moon. They write a summary about the information they gathered during...
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Happy Landings: A Splash or a Splat?

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Huygens spacecraft landed on Saturn's moon Titan in 2005, making it the farthest landing from Earth ever made by a spacecraft. In this hands-on activity, the 12th installment of 22, groups explore how density affects speed. To do this,...
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Is There Life on Earth?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
To find life on another planet, scientists look for gases (atmosphere), water, and temperatures that are not extreme. In this activity, groups of pupils become "Titan-ians," scientists who want to explore Earth for possible life forms....
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Cassini Space Craft Coloring Sheet

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this science worksheet, students will color a picture of the Cassini space craft and the Huygens Probe orbiting around Saturn. A simple explanation of the mission is at the bottom of the page.
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Physics 152 ~ Fall 2003 Midterm Exam #3, Parts A, B

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
Illuminated physics stars show what they know about light by taking this exam. They match several related vocabulary terms to descriptions and answer multiple choice questions about the characteristics of light, magnification, and...
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Light

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
You matter, unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light ... then you energy. Presentation covers the behavior of light as both a wave and a particle, light versus sound, space travel, why objects have colors, depth perception,...
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Optics

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Don't worry, optics is a light topic! The presentation covers reflection, refraction, fiber optics, mirages, prisms, rainbows, dispersion, mirrors, lenses, telescopes, diffraction, the human eye, and much, much more. Presentation is the...
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Drop Zone! Design and Test a Probe

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students work together to develop their own parachuting probe. They test it and record the results. They simulate other experiments that are going to be carried out by the Huygens probe.
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People of the Cassini Team

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students discuss the job qualifications of a team member for a space mission. In this space science lesson, students select a mentor from the Cassini team members and explain the reason for their selection. They assess the importance of...
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The Cassini Robot

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students compare the functions of a robot to that of the human body. In this technology lesson, students identify the important components of the Cassini robot that would enable it to carry out space missions. They design and build their...
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Discovering Saturn, The Real "Lord of the Rings"

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Reading, writing, and rings! A lesson from NASA combines space science with authentic reading and writing tasks. Included in this lesson are pre-reading activities, four mini informational booklets on Saturn, a structured note-taking...
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Strange New Planet

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
The first remote sensors were people in hot air balloons taking photographs of Earth to make maps. Expose middle school learners to space exploration with the use of remote sensing. Groups explore and make observations of a new planet by...
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Using Spectral Data to Explore Saturn and Titan

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Saturn's rings are made of dust, ice, and solid chunks of material. Individuals use spectrographs in this final installment of 22 lessons to determine the atmospheric elements. They analyze spectrums from Titan's atmosphere and Saturn's...
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Particles and Waves: The Central Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Help young physicists make a quantum leap in their understanding of matter with this short instructional video. Tracing the early work of Max Planck, Albert Einstein, and others, this resource explains the science behind the amazing fact...
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The Original Double Slit Experiment

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Is light a wave or a particle? The video recreates the double slit experiment with sunlight in public. Different individuals predict what they will see by looking into a dark box, which allows sunlight into it through two small slits....
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Gingerbread Spacecraft

For Teachers 2nd - 5th
Students explore the different parts of the Cassini spacecraft. In this space science lesson, students create a model of the spacecraft using food products. They compare and contrast their model with the real one and evaluate its...
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Etymology

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students tie together planet names with Greek mythology. Students browse thru a dictionary to see where exactly these names came from and what significance they have. Students explore the origins of some English words.
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Exploring Space-Science Puzzlers, Twisters & Teasers

For Students 5th - 8th
In this space worksheet, learners complete 12 different science puzzles, word scrambles, and brain teasers about vocabulary terms from their chapter.
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History of Saturn Discoveries

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students interpret how scientists have explored Saturn. In this NASA based astronomy lesson, students create a timeline depicting the study of Saturn from 1610 until 2010. Each student will write a letter to Galileo discussing how the...
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Nova: Voyage to the Mystery Moon

For Students 4th - 8th
In this NASA activity, students watch the video Voyage to the Mystery Moon and answer comprehension questions about it. Students answer 13 questions about NASA.
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Awesome Saturn

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students brainstorm words that describe Saturn. They view images sent to Earth from satellites. They write poems about the planet using different poetic forms.
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Snell's Law (And Then Some)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students conduct an experiment to test Snell's Law using a block of lucite and a ray box. They measure the light rays as they impinge upon the block. Students are also asked to draw the situation of the lab or create a model of the...

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