## A Day on Jupiter

Learners determine the length of day on Jupiter using geometry (Level B) or trigonometry (Level C).

Niveau: B

We all know days on Earth, but what are days like on other planets? Using geometric (level B) or trigonometric methods (level C), this activity determines the length of a day on the largest planet in the solar system.

## Requirements

## Pedagogical objectives

The students...

- are able to determine the rotation period of Jupiter.
- are able to extend this knowledge on other celestial bodies with a distinctly visible sign on their surfaces.

## Steps

### 1: How to determine the length of the day?

Brief description

Learners think about how to determine the length of day on another planet.

Difficulty

2

Duration

20 minutes

Social arrangement

Pairs
Class

### 2: The duration of one day on Jupiter

Brief description

The learners see what to look for when determining the length of the day.

Difficulty

2

Duration

30 minutes

Social arrangement

Pairs
Class

### 3: The graphical method

Brief description

Learners determine the rotation period using the graphical method.

Difficulty

2

Duration

30 minutes

Social arrangement

Pairs
Class

### 4: The trigonometric method

Brief description

Learners determine the rotation period using the trigonometric method.

Difficulty

3

Duration

30 minutes

Social arrangement

Pairs
Class

## Worksheets

There are no teaching materials available for the English version of this activity.