In this activity about the solar system, learners use various light sources to examine ice with different components to understand how NASA studies planets and moons from space. This detailed lesson guide includes background information about distant ice worlds in the outer solar system, literature connections, instructions for a pre-activity demonstration, modified activities by age, tips, discussion questions, and resources.


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