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This is a demonstration about the density of the planets. Learners will compare the relative sizes and masses of scale models of the planets as represented by fruits and other foods. They will then dunk the "planets" in water to highlight the fact that even a large, massive planet - such as Saturn - can have low density. They discuss how a planet's density is related to whether it is mainly made up of rock or gas. This activity is part of Explore! Jupiter's Family Secrets, a series designed to engage children in space and planetary science in libraries and informal learning environments.

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    • Grade 1
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    Keywords:

    Space Science,Planetary Science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407124021456T,Juno,NSDL,Earth and space science:Solar system:Planets,Density,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Physical sciences:Structure and properties of matter,Elementary School Programming,Size and scale of planets,Jupiter,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Size and scale,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Informal Education,Middle School Programming,Physics,Space science

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    English

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