SCIENCE NASA is deliberately crashing its $3.9-billion spacecraft in a fiery “Grand Finale” on Saturn. Why? (NASA) Revisit Cassini’s legacy with our study guides on two of its discoveries. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The world is watching as NASA prepares to crash its Cassini spacecraft into the gas giant Saturn. What … Continue reading Cassini Meets The Lord of the Rings
SCIENCE While we wait for NASA’s Juno team to release some images, here are some facts about the mission, the spacecraft, and the world it now calls home. (Nat Geo News) Learn a little about Jupiter’s swirling atmosphere with our fun activity. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. This animation simulates Juno’s view of Jupiter during one … Continue reading D’you Know about Juno?
SCIENCE After almost a decade in flight, New Horizons will fly by the enigmatic dwarf planet on Tuesday. What it will find there is anybody’s guess. (National Geographic magazine) Play our fun game to learn “Pluto’s Secret” ahead of New Horizons. (Or, make your own paper model of Pluto and the New Horizons spacecraft!) Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in … Continue reading Pluto on the Horizon
SCIENCE NASA has taken the first small step in a mission to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, one of the most likely places in our solar system for alien life to exist. (Smithsonian) Our Emerging Explorer Kevin Hand has also been “Looking for Life” on Europa—learn how! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The Smithsonian … Continue reading NASA Mission Will Look for Life
SCIENCE Amateur astronomers have spotted two clouds rising from the Martian surface, and nobody knows what they are. (Nat Geo News) Get some possible clues about Mars’ mystery clouds with our lesson on “Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System.” Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas Read through the Nat Geo News article. What group of … Continue reading Martian Mystery