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Solar System: Saturn

These sites are about Saturn, the second largest planet in the solar system. Find out what makes up this planet’s spectacular rings. Read about the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft that arrived at Saturn in July 2004. Learn how to build a model of Saturn from styrofoam. Includes many photographs, videos, and quizzes.

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This site for kids is about the Cassini-Huygens interplanetary spacecraft that is traveling to Saturn. Click on "Activities" to build models of the planet and the spacecraft. You can also type in your city's latitude and longitude to see a map of the night sky that includes Saturn.
Learn about Saturn's size, density, gravity and orbit. There are also links to information about its named moons and rings. Includes a quiz and puzzles.
Watch an animated movie about Saturn and learn why it has been called Lord of the Rings. Test your knowledge with the quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
Learn about Saturn and the white spots that are on its surface. Click on "Show Me the Level 2 Version" for a more advanced reading level.
Read why Saturn would float in water and find out which one of its moons looks like the Death Star from "Star Wars." NOTE: This site includes pop-up and other types of ads.
This page has a few facts about Saturn.
Learn about the different missions to Saturn and their discoveries. View a collection of photographs showing the planet, its moons, and rings.
Select a topic to read about. Includes audio files and photographs.
Read what a space traveler needs to know before going to Saturn. Includes a movie about the ringed planet.
Construct the Cassini spacecraft using editable products: ice cream cone, cake frosting, chocolate candy bar, marshmallow and other sweets. This is a two page PDF file
Print out the page and find words related to Saturn.
This page has many images and news from NASA. Click the timeline to see the history of the Cassini Mission to Saturn. Click the multimedia link to see the latest photographs, videos, slideshows, and latest news.
These sites are about the solar system and the eight planets. Find out how much you weigh or how old you would be on different planets. Learn about the planets' different climates and structures. Includes simulations, videos, and photographs. There are links to eThemes Resources on revolution and rotation, the Earth's moon, space exploration, and each of the planets.

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