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Jupiter's Family Secrets
Grade Level: 6-8
Lesson Time: More Than an Hour
Body: Jupiter
Mission: Galileo (Jupiter), Juno (Jupiter)

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Short Description: In this series of brief station activities, students may examine the turbulent weather that creates Jupiter's distinctive banded appearance, violent storms, and clouds of many different colors.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ESS1: Earth's Place in the Universe
  • PS1: Matter and its Interactions
  • PS2: Motion and Stability

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Practices:

  • 2-Developing and using models

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Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 3-Scale, proportion and quantity
  • 4-Systems and system models
  • 6-Structures and function

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Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute


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Last Updated: 4 Sep 2014