Type:

Diagram/Illustration/Map, E-book, Table/Graph/Chart

Description:

This appendix offers two skycharts - one of which is a negative skychart - that charts the movement of Saturn through the night sky during the course of the Cassini Mission.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > History of Science
  • Science > Physical Sciences

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

Saturn Cassini-Huygens space mission planets moons orbits planetary systems gravity robotic functions scientific discovery electromagnetic spectrum skycharts

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Members

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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Curriki Rating
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3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-08-13.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This unit consists of six standards-based lessons divided into two main content sections, one focusing on the Saturn system, including its moons, and the other focusing on the people and machines of Cassini Mission. These lessons have been designed for students in grades 5 – 8, but may be adapted for use with other educational levels. The first page of each comprehensive lesson lists the topics, activities, standards, time required, prerequisite student skills, and equipment and materials needed. There is also clear and detailed teacher background information. Each lesson is divided into four parts: Part I explores the students’ understanding of the fundamental concept of the lesson; Part II challenges the students to make connections through hands-on activities, problem solving, or design projects; Part III offers an assessment activity for the lesson; and Part IV provides questions for reflection, which can be used in a variety of ways. This collection also includes a number of enrichment activities, including Saturn art, poetry, puzzles, mythology as well as skycharts for locating Saturn in the night sky.
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Curriki Review System
August 13, 2009

This resource received a 3* rating because it is part of the larger resource Saturn Education Guide, which received a rating of 3-Exemplary in the Curriki Review System. You can learn more about this larger resource by reading its review and comments.

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