The Moons of Jupiter

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Can you name the three planets with rings in our solar system? Everyone knows Saturn, many know Uranus, but most people are surprised to learn that Jupiter also has a ring. The third in a series of six teaches pupils what is around Jupiter, including its ring and more than 60 moons. Learners graph density versus diameter of various moons and planets in order to draw conclusions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge scholars to find the same data sets for any three additional moons from Jupiter and graph them as well
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires prior knowledge of plotting and interpreting data
  • While the lesson is part of a series, it could easily stand alone or even be used in a math lesson rather than science
Pros

  • Provides cross-curricular connections to science and math
  • Offers discoveries from Galileo through the Voyager mission
Cons

  • Does not include an answer key
Common Core