Learn about the structure and behavior of Saturn’s rings in videos from NOVA: Death Dive to Saturn and images from NASA. Scientists can learn how planets may have formed through the study of Saturn’s rings, which are analogous to the accretion disk during the early solar system. Use this resource to visualize the scale of Saturn’s rings and to provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge of gravity.
Support materials include: Background Reading, Teaching Tips, and Discussion Questions. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA.
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