Jupiter's Family Secrets - Informal Education Activity Guide
Bring the excitement of NASA's Juno mission to children ages 8-13 with Explore: Jupiter's Family Secrets!
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This module includes:
- Hands-on activities for children ages 8-13, with an additional selection of deeper investigations for children ages 11 to 13
- Correlations to the National Science Education Standards
- Background information for facilitators
- Reading and multimedia resource lists
The module showcases how the Juno mission will unveil Jupiter's deepest secrets, including clues about how our solar system formed and Jupiter's unique traits. The module may be flexibly implemented in summer camps, after-school programs, festivals, science days, family events, and more! You may design your own program of one or more of the hands-on activities, or you may choose to build the story of the Juno mission and its science through the complete series of activities. The activities rely on inexpensive, easy-to-find materials to investigate science concepts like weather, magnetic fields, density, gravity, solar system formation, and the process of science. And children may take their creations home with them!
The Lunar and Planetary Institute’s Explore program provides materials and trainings for engaging children in Earth and space science in libraries and other out-of-classroom environments. Since its inception over a decade ago, the Explore program has grown to support a community of 700 individuals in 27 states – all trained to bring Earth and space science to their children’s and youth programs.
For questions or comments related to this product, please email
Juno's education & public outreach team or contact the Explore! Library Program:
Department of Education and Public Outreach
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston TX 77058
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