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NASA - Jewel of the Solar System


There are also databases that provide comprehensive lists of reviewed curriculum specifically for expanded learning programs. The reviewed curriculum spans across various grade levels, disciplines, & subject matter.

Brief Description:  NASA's Jet Propulsion Labratory has developed a curriculum on Saturn the Jewel of the Solar System. It is desinged to spark curiosity and facilitate understanding of Saturn, its rings, the moon Titan, and the Cassini-Huygns robotic mission.  The youth-centered activities encourage them to think like scientists & engineers, understand the engineering process as well as model construction.

STEM Subject: Science, Math, Engineering, and Technology
Other Subject: Language Arts, Creative Arts, History, Career Exploration, 
Grades: 4 - 5
Student participants: Up to groups of 30
Format: Facilitator’s Guides with 8 activities; 22 distinct 40 minute sessions; 15 hours of programming.

Description: This set of three program guides have been adapted by NASA from their formal curriculum to be used in out-of-school time settings. There are three themes: Jewel of the Solar System (try-on science through language and creative arts learning about the planet Saturn); Exploring the Solar System (hands-on science and engineering activities); and Unlocking the Mysteries (a project-based activity to design a robotic space mission).  All activities are low- or no-cost and are written to increase educators' comfort level with delivering and facilitating space-related content.

NASA's Jewel of the Solar system