Great Red Spot Pinwheel

This Great Red Spot Pinwheel lesson plan also includes:

The great red spot on Jupiter is 12,400 miles long and 7,500 miles wide. For this sixth part of a 22-part series, individuals model the rotation of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. To round out the activity, they discuss their findings as a class.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Show a short clip of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter before completing the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Depending upon what teachers add to the activity, it could take between 15 and 45 minutes
  • Requires a fairly large area for the group to move such as a hallway

  • Activity is simple to incorporate into a discussion about Jupiter
  • Requires few materials

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Common Core