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Grade Level: K-4
Science Education Standards: As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding:
- Of properties of objects and materials (Physical Science).
- Of objects in the sky (Earth and Space Science).
- About science and technology (Science and Technology).
- Of science as a human endeavor (History and Nature of Science).
Short Description: Students extend and enhance their current understandings about Saturn by reading a series of Saturn minibooks, and learn a note-taking technique that will help them better understand nonfiction text. They use their notes for descriptive writing and to compare and contrast with new information learned. For the final activity, students build 3-D models of Saturn and its rings. This series introduces science into a reading and writing curriculum.
Source: Cassini Solstice Mission