Lunar and Planetary Institute






How’s the Weather on Jupiter?
EXPLORE! Solar System

Weather Stations: How's the Weather on Jupiter?

Correlations to National Science Education Standards

Grades K–4
Science as Inquiry – Content Standard A
Understandings About Scientific Inquiry

Scientists use different kinds of investigations depending on the questions they are trying to answer. Types of investigations include describing objects.

Simple instruments, such as magnifiers, thermometers, and rulers, provide more information than scientists obtain using only their senses.

Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Changes in the Earth and Sky

  • Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

Science and Technology – Content Standard E 
Understandings About Science and Technology

  • Scientists and engineers often work in teams with different individuals doing different things that contribute to the results. This understanding focuses primarily on teams working together, and secondarily on the combination of scientist and engineer teams.
  • Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure, and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure, and do.

Grades 5–8
Earth and Space Science – Content Standard D
Changes in the Earth and Sky

Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons. Weather can be described by measurable quantities, such as temperature, wind direction and speed, and precipitation.

 

 

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