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Chapter 12 Homework

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Scholars Online Astronomy - Chapter 12: The Moons of Jupiter and Saturn


Reading Preparation

Reading: Astronomy, Chapter 12: Jupiter and Saturn: Lords of the Planets

Study Notes: notes on your assigned reading from the text

Key Formulae to Know

  • There are no key formulae for this chapter.

Web Lecture

Read the following weblecture before chat: The Gas Giants and Planetary Atmospheres

Study Activity

Planetarium Program: Use the features of your planetarium program to view Jupiter and Saturn from space.

  • View each planet from high above its north pole through two revolutions about the Sun, and note how it rotates.
  • Explore the atomspheres of each planet. Identify any features you can find on one of the planets but not on the other.

Optional Website:Visit NASA's Voyager website for information about the current an continuing Voyager missions.

Chat Preparation Activities

Chapter Quiz

Lab Work

Read through the lab for this week; bring questions to chat on any aspect of the lab, whether you intend not perform it or not. If you decide to perform the lab, be sure to submit your report by the posted due date.