EDUCATOR GUIDE

LESSONS, EXPERIMENTS, ACTIVITIES

Learning About Space Exploration

The In Saturn’s Rings Educator Guide is appropriate for all intermediate grades (4 to 8) and most useful when used as a companion to the film, but also valuable as a resource on its own.

 

Teachers are encouraged to adapt activities included in this guide to meet the specific needs of the grades they teach and their students.

 

In Saturn’s Rings makes a great classroom field trip as it engages students on multiple levels – from the beauty of our universe to the uniqueness of our Earth.

This guide offers hands-on lessons, experiments, and observational activities designed to educate students about space exploration, environmental concerns on Earth, as well as digital photography.

 

Each activity includes ideas for implementing the lessons, expansion activities, and additional learning resources.

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Download individual activities or worksheets from our Educator Guide

NGSS

IN SATURN'S RINGS AND NGSS 

Next Generation Science Standards

Improving Science Education Through Three-Dimensional Learning

A table correlating the activities to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is provided at the end of this guide, as well as a list of books and websites for additional study.

We encourage cross-curricular synthesis by engaging teachers (i.e. English, Art, and Music) to create additional activities for students.


Writing a poem, review, or short story about In Saturn’s Rings; drawing or painting a picture inspired by the film; picking a song that reminds you of the film or selecting a new soundtrack for the film.

In keeping with the broad intellectual, emotional and spiritual aspects of In Saturn’s Rings this Educator Guide will engage students on each level of the STEAM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math).

"Crosscutting Concepts help students explore connections across the four domains of science, including Physical Science, Life Science, Earth and Space Science, and Engineering Design.

When these concepts, such as 'cause and effect', are made explicit for students, they can help students develop a coherent and scientifically-based view of the world around them." - nextgenscience.org

Next Generation Science Standads NGSS Table

For more details, Social Studies and Science standards, please refer to your local State Standards. For more information please visit www.nextgenscience.org

DEVELOPMENT TEAM

In Saturns's Rings Educator Guide

WRITERS

  • Andrew Chaikin

  • Kathleen Dusto

  • Tim Martin

  • Kevin McAbee

  • Tony Rice

DESIGN DIRECTOR/PROJECT MANAGER

Marie Stone-van Vuuren

CONTENT AND SCIENCE ADVISORS

  • Dr. Michael J. Malaska, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at
    Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Morgan Cable, Research Scientist at JPL/Caltech

  • Kathleen Dusto

  • Tim Martin, M.S

  • Tina Ratterman - BIG & Digital

EDITORS

  • Marie Stone-van Vuuren

  • Jane Gwyn Ward

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

ASSISTANT EDITORS

  • Portia McCracken

  • Jacqueline Pierce Messick

  • Michael Artman

THANKS

Rich Hoffman, Erin Martin, Monica Moran and the over 1,000 donors and volunteers who have made this film and Educator Guide possible. Special thanks to NASA/PL/SSI/CiClops for images used in this guide and the film.

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Stephen van Vuuren 
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