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Eyes on the Solar System

"Eyes on the Solar System" is a 3-D interactive environment full of real NASA mission data. Explore the cosmos from your computer. Hop on an asteroid. Fly with NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft. See the entire solar system moving in real time. It's up to you. You control space and time. Ride along with Juno on its long journey to Jupiter where it will try to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter and our solar system. With its suite of science instruments, Juno will investigate the existence of a solid planetary core, map Jupiter’s intense magnetic field, measure the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observe the planet’s auroras.

Published by NASA in 2011

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Curriculum Information For Resource

Snapshot
Grade Level(s):3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Junior/Community College, University
Curriculum Areas:Science
Themes/Keywords: Planets
Solar System
Space


Vocabulary
NASA, Jupiter, atmosphere, radiation, aurora, magnetosphere,


Essential Question(s)
1. What would it be like to go to Jupiter?

Discussion Question(s)
1. What can studying Jupiter tell us about our universe?
2. What are the special features were necessary in the construction of the Juno spacecraft?
3. What is Jupiter's aurora?

Extension and Activities
1. Language Arts: Research the NASA site for the Juno mission and create a travel log.
2. History:


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Two years ago, the district asked us to learn to use moodle because it is linked to student's grades, etc... At first, the moodle class page was separate, but needed to be accessed by student username and password. Many students forgot passwords or changed them or couldn't get on because of other reasons. This year there is a link within the students portal site to a moodle classroom page. (They still need their username and password.) This link was not to the webpage I had made earlier, but to a new one. I switched all the information over to the new because I was told the parents would be able to access it from their portal site, also. This was not true. I then switched back to My eCoach and found it so easy to use!

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I am still only using a small portion of what is available in ecoach, but am looking forward to trying all the new things that Barbara and her team have developed over the past year or so."


Susan Brown
High School Science Teacher
Osceola High School - Pinellas, Florida






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