3 of the Strangest Moons in the Solar System

Explore characteristics of three moons that have traits all their own! An episode of a solar system video playlist explores three moons of the solar system: Miranda, Iapetus, and Hyperion. These moons of Uranus and Saturn vary in their composition, orbit, and energy.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils create a list of characteristics of each moon as they watch the video lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider monitoring the YouTube comments if making available for independent viewing
  • Requires a basic understanding of energy transfer
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Provides an option for subtitles
  • Includes graphics to help visualize the conceptual information
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