This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows Saturn’s majestic ring system. The text includes information about the history of observations of Saturn and its rings.
The inset includes a series of images showing Saturn's rings at different angles, from edge-on to nearly face-on.
Included is an inquiry-based classroom activity that focuses on the image and text.
These images from the Hubble Space Telescope and the Cassini spacecraft show Saturn’s majestic ring system. The text includes information about the history of observations of Saturn and its ring system. Students can visualize how advancements in technology have led to a greater understanding of the nature of Saturn’s rings. 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 how technological advancements have aided scientific discoveries. Use the inquiry-based activity called "In Search of Saturn's Rings" that is included with this PDF lithograph.