Blog #8,9,10 - Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

Minimum - Review the flyer for the NASA Cassini Essay Contest. Make an outline of a possible essay using the Main Claim Organizer

Great - Review the flyer for the NASA Cassini Essay Contest. Make an outline of a possible essay using the Main Claim Organizer. Complete a first draft of the essay.

Ultimate Goal - Review the flyer for the NASA Cassini Essay Contest. Make an outline of a possible essay using the Main Claim Organizer. Complete a first draft of the essay. Meet with Mike for a writing conference and revise your essay.

Why? Exploring the worlds around us is exciting and impactful. Writing this essay will challenge you to think deeply about the incredible universe we exist within. Your thoughts may end up being shared with other brilliant students from around the world!

Be part of the Cassini science team with a spacecraft as your remote laboratory!

Oct. 26, 2016: The Cassini Scientist for a Day contest challenges students to become NASA scientists studying Saturn. Participants examine three possible observations taken by Cassini and are tasked to choose the one they think will yield the best scientific results. This choice must then be supported in essay. The contest meets U.S. National English and Science Education Standards.

Study these three targets and pick one to write about:

Enceladus' Plumes

Enceladus' Plumes These active ice geysers are feeding one of Saturn's rings.

Titan's Lakes

Titan's Lakes: The only world, beyond Earth, that has liquid lakes on its surface.

Saturn's Hexagon

Saturn's Hexagon: The north pole of Saturn has an unexpected shape.

Deadline for the U.S. contest is Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Other participating countries may have different deadlines.