Overview: Jupiter's moon, Io facts

Overview
of "Fast Facts: Jupiter's moon, Io"
Description:
Fast Facts: Jupiter's moon, Io is a table that lists the moon's age, location, average distance from Jupiter, diameter, orbital period around Jupiter, mass, and distinguishing features. A picture of Io is included. There are similar tables for other moons of Jupiter.
Format(s) available: Printer-friendly Web page
Grades: Adaptable, at teacher's discretion
How to use it in the classroom

Fast Facts: Jupiter's moon, Io can be used alone to:

Find information about Jupiter's moon, Io.

Fast Facts: Jupiter's moon, Io can be used with the tables listing the characteristics of the eight planets to:

Recognize and order large numbers. Have students arrange the Sun, moons, and planets from least to most massive or from smallest to largest in diameter.

Calculate the gravitational force between Jupiter and Io. Use Newton's law of gravitation, the distance between Io and Jupiter, and the masses of the two objects to determine the gravitational force between them (recommended for grades 10-12).

Related materials

See the Solar System section on "Teaching tools" page.



Overview: Jupiter's moon, Io facts