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Cassini Huygens: Reading, Writing and Rings 1-2

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An image of Saturn with rings as a blue and white planet on a black background.



Grade Levels

Grades K-4


Space Science, Astronomy


Lesson Plans / Activities

The lessons in this series provide opportunities for students in grades 1 and 2 to develop literacy skills and to expand and enrich their scientific understanding of Saturn and the amazing Cassini-Huygens voyage. The ten lessons contain age-appropriate learning goals for language arts and science.
Reading, Writing and Rings Activity [6MB PDF file]
Download individual lessons from the list below:
Cover [511KB PDF file]
Introduction [1MB PDF file]
Lesson 1 – What Do You Know About Saturn? [561KB PDF file]
Lesson 2 – Where Is Saturn in the Solar System? and Where Am I in the Solar System? [309KB PDF file]
Lesson 3 – Wow, Saturn Is Much Bigger than Earth! [433KB PDF file]
Lesson 4 – Amazing-Saturn Is So Far, Far Away! [409KB PDF file]
Lesson 5 – My Spacecraft Model [357KB PDF file]
Lesson 6 – Earth to Saturn, Earth to Saturn! [315KB PDF file]
Lesson 7 – Rotating Rings of Ice [505KB PDF file]
Lesson 8 – Titan and the Other Moons of Saturn [912KB PDF file]
Lesson 9 – Focus on Saturn’s Fascinating Features [625KB PDF file]
Lesson 10 – Awesome Saturn [395KB PDF file]