Look at Jupiter Through a Telescope

Look through a telescope at Jupiter. Draw a picture of what you see and post it where you can see/think about it and where other people can see it and talk to you about your observation.  You can write a description of what you saw. If you have a graphic that you made in a paint program, you can upload it there.


Things to Think About

  • Whose telescope did you use?
  • How did they get interested in astronomy?
  • What kind of telescope did you use?
  • Was this your first time looking through a telescope?
  • Did anything surprise you?
  • What questions did you ask?
  • How would you plan a set of observations about Jupiter?

Student Assessment

Students can describe how Jupiter and its moons look through a telescope and have posted their observations in pictures or words. Descriptions should include their personal reactions to see a planet through a telescope.

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