Patrons explore their origins, and the origin of our solar system, through three stories. First, they model their own lifetimes by tying knots in lengths of yarn to represent key events in their pasts. Then, they act out a cultural story of our origins, and finally they explore Jupiter’s timeline from today back to its "birthday."
|Add a Tech Twist||Optional: Play the cultural origins narration included in the activity on a computer with speakers|
|Hints for uses in your library||This is a great activity for inviting patrons to share their unique cultural origins stories|
All About Jupiter
Make a planet mask!
Mission to Jupiter!
What is a barycenter?
Mission to Jupiter
Planet Jupiter, explained
Jupiter: The Largest Planet
Ready Jet Go
The Amazing Red Planet
Education and Public Engagement at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Photo Credit from Original Activity
[Suggest a book]
User's Guide to the Universe : Surviving the Perils of Black Holes, Time Paradoxes, and Quantum Uncertainty. by Dave Goldberg and Jeff Blomquist
Beyond Jupiter: The Story of Planetary Astronomer Heidi Hamel by Fred Bortz
Destination, Jupiter / Jupiter by Seymour Simon
Planet Jupiter by Ann O. Squire