Before the Movie:


What makes Saturn unique? 

What do you want to know about Saturn? 


During the Movie (Pause Points):


Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:


Timecode 0:49: What are three facts about Saturn’s rings?

Timecode 1:20: What can you assume about the atmosphere of the shepherd moons? 

Timecode 1:56: How might you compare the density of lake water to Saturn’s gaseous atmosphere? 


After the Movie:


Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Saturn Topic


Why is Saturn known as the “jewel of the solar system”?


What are the chances of humans building a colony on Saturn? What would be the challenges? 


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Saturn Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.


*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.