Seasoned hero Jack Larson embarks on a quest to discover a new home for humans to colonize, piloting his spacecraft on a wild ride through our Solar System. Along his journey, Jack encounters a traveling companion who helps him search for answers to these questions:
Together, they speed through an exciting exploration of our cosmic neighborhood, including the icy rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s volcano-ridden moon Io and the sub-zero methane lakes of Saturn’s moon Titan.
Produced by Morehead Planetarium (University of North Carolina) with funding from NASA.
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Learning activities for middle school students.
New York State Science Learning Standards covered during the program for 4th grade, 5th grade, and middle school students.
Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about each planet in our Solar System.
Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about Mae Jemison.
Printable worksheet with a short reading and activities about the Curiosity rover.
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