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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Science Education Standards:
Short Description: Students use the data provided on a set of Saturn Moon Cards to compare Saturn's moons with Earth's moon, and to explore moon properties and physical relationships within a planet -- moon system. For example, the farther the moon is from the center of the planet, the slower its orbital speed, and the longer its orbital period. The lesson enables students to complete their own Moon Card for a mystery moon of Saturn whose size, mass and distance from the center of Saturn are specified.
Source: Cassini Solstice Mission