This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Jupiter's newest red spot. The text includes information about the history of formation of 'Red Spot, Jr.'
The inset includes a series of images showing how three large white storms merged over a period of years.
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
These images from the Hubble Space Telescope show two huge storms on Jupiter, the second of which recently formed. The well-known Great Red Spot now has a smaller, younger brother, Red Spot, Jr. that is about the size of Earth. The images and text trace the history of the formation of this new monster storm. Includes a classroom activity.
Teachers can use this lithograph as:
An engagement tool in an inquiry-based lesson. Have students study the image side of the lithograph. Ask them to write down any questions they have about the image. When the students are finished, their questions can be used in a variety of ways:
A content reading tool. Have students read the back of the lithograph and then write a quiz for the class.
An example of monster storms on other planets. Use the inquiry-based classroom activity called "In Search of Monster Storms" that is included with the PDF lithograph.
HubbleSite press release: "Hubble Snaps Baby Pictures of Jupiter's ‘Red Spot Jr.’"
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