Saturn

Showing your class a captivating video about Saturn has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? More than 60 rings, in fact! The narrator takes your young astronomers on a tour of our solar system's second-largest planet. Topics covered include the composition of the planet and its rings, its extreme weather conditions, and the possibility of life existing on two of its moons.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Much of the information about Saturn we have is courtesy of the Cassini spacecraft; challenge learners to research Cassini's mission and its amazing discoveries
  • Show the video during a solar system unit to introduce Saturn
Classroom Considerations

  • Does not require prior knowledge to enjoy the resource
Pros

  • Explains the content thoroughly but in terms that pupils of all ages can comprehend
  • Animations show students the more difficult aspects of Saturn's strange orbit and rotation
Cons

  • None