Explore Saturn and Titan with Spectral Data

Titan is Saturn's largest moon and has its own atmosphere. An attention-grabbing tutorial allows learners to analyze the spectrum of Saturn and Titan to determine their elemental compositions. Scholars compare a known element's spectrum to those found on Saturn and Titan before answering three questions about their findings. Learners use links to help answer the questions. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Place pupils in pairs to complete the tutorial
  • Discuss final answers to the three questions as a class
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires computers with Internet access

  • Great analysis of spectral data
  • Questions and links at the end make pupils use higher order thinking skills

  • None
Common Core