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    Jupiter homework. Care to help?

    For my astronomy class, I have to do a presentation on Jupiter. I'm in charge of making the game, so I'm doing a form of Bingo. So everyone has a different bingo card with a word written in each square, like 3, 4, Jupiter, Galileo, Zues ect. Then I read off a question like "Which planet is this presentation on?" then they would put a chip on the Jupiter square, or if they weren't paying attention and didn't know the answer, they wouldn't put one down. Makes sense? No? That's ok. Anyhoo, I was just wondering what some good/easy questions were, I have a few, but I need at least 25. Remember, these guys are highschool juniors and probably won't be paying much attention, so let's not hurt their heads.

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    Hi Star Girl

    Planetary bingo eh? Some easy questions could hit the basics. What order is Jupiter from the sun? How long is a Jovian year? What chiefly makes up it's atmosphere? What number would it be on the solar size scale?...etc.

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    Include the 4 galeleon moons, (ish, spelling, oiy!) (galelio, no-galeleo, no-galileo hmm) and their order, something on the great red spot, something about Shoe-maker Levy 9, the Hygens probe--there's a couple of questions anyway.

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    Is Jupiter best known for its rings or a red spot?
    Do the stipes go pole to pole or around the middle?

    Is Jupiter striped or checked?

    What planet is closest to Jupiter in size?

    What is between Jupiter and Mars? (Aside from that weekend at the cottage...)

    How many people live on Jupiter?

    How many people have visited Jupiter?

    Who was Jupiter's wife?

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    How many times more massive is jupiter than Earth? (~317.9)

    How many times is Jupiter farther from the Sun than Earth? (~5.2)

    How long does it take Jupiter to orbit the Sun? (~11.86 years)

    What people/culture first named it Jupiter?

    What comet did astronomers observe strike Jupiter?

    How many pounds would a 100-pound person weigh on Jupiter? (~224; lots of different answers on the Web)

    Which space probe was the first to fly past Jupiter?

    Which space probe was the first to orbit Jupiter?

    How many space probes have soft-landed on Jupiter?

    How many space probes have crashed into Jupiter?

    What's the average temperature of Jupiter's atmosphere? (129K)

    Hmm... this link has lots of Jupiter facts/trivia. I'm sure nineplanets.org does, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzp
    Who was Jupiter's wife?
    I assume the correct answer here would be "nobody", since planets aren't allowed to marry (in this state, at least).

    I say, equal rights for planets! Let 'em get married! Who does it hurt, anyhow?

    [Seriously: I don't think questions about the mythological origin and associations of Jupiter's name is pertinent to Astronomy.]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B.
    I assume the correct answer here would be "nobody", since planets aren't allowed to marry (in this state, at least).

    I say, equal rights for planets! Let 'em get married! Who does it hurt, anyhow?

    [Seriously: I don't think questions about the mythological origin and associations of Jupiter's name is pertinent to Astronomy.]
    Yeah, but these are people my age who will be playing the game. My age. Most of my classmates have attention spans the equivalent to that of rodents. {You know. Oooh... shiny!} I think two or three mythology-related questions would be fine for 11th graders. Heck, when I give a report about anything in the front of the class, everyone except the teacher zones out within the first three sentences. No, I'm not kidding...

    --hipster

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippietrekx
    Yeah, but these are people my age who will be playing the game. My age. Most of my classmates have attention spans the equivalent to that of rodents. {You know. Oooh... shiny!} I think two or three mythology-related questions would be fine for 11th graders. Heck, when I give a report about anything in the front of the class, everyone except the teacher zones out within the first three sentences. No, I'm not kidding...

    --hipster
    I Recently Admitted, To my High School, World History Teacher, That I Used to Sleep, In her Class, With me Eyes OPEN!!!

    As I Was, Very Attentive About It, And Did Extremely Well, on The Tests; she Never Knew!!!!

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    Yea, well when you got 2 heads it's easy to sleep with your eyes open.




    what's the deal with the commas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enzp
    Who was Jupiter's wife?
    This one caught my eye, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosscountry
    Yea, well when you got 2 heads it's easy to sleep with your eyes open.




    what's the deal with the commas?
    Just ...

    Me ...

    Being Weird!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crosscountry
    Yea, well when you got 2 heads it's easy to sleep with your eyes open.

    what's the deal with the commas?
    Let's not leave out the caps! Think of Zaphod's writing like Hubbish. You'll just never know.

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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hippietrekx
    Yeah, but these are people my age who will be playing the game. My age. Most of my classmates have attention spans the equivalent to that of rodents. {You know. Oooh... shiny!} I think two or three mythology-related questions would be fine for 11th graders. Heck, when I give a report about anything in the front of the class, everyone except the teacher zones out within the first three sentences. No, I'm not kidding...

    --hipster


    Welcome to my world. BTW, where is hub anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hippietrekx
    Let's not leave out the caps! Think of Zaphod's writing like Hubbish. You'll just never know.
    My Thought ...

    EXACTLY!!!!


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    I've slept in my maths classs before... it was great- the lession felt like it only lasted 20mins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini
    Welcome to my world. BTW, where is hub anyway?
    He's on his way. I just emailed him a link to this thread.

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    YOU LOST ME SOME WHERE ON THESE QUESTIONS
    my question ? {i guess would be}? which planet is also known as the RED planet
    however I think red one has already been taken by the Jupiter spot question?/?

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    What planet has a giant storm that's visible from Earth using ordinary backyard telescopes?

    How many moons does Jupiter have (at least 63 - see http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/enc...tellites1.htm).

    I find the last phenomenal! The last time I read about it, in High School, we only knew it to have 12!

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    Is jupiter a planet or a soft drink...
    I woudln't be suprized if the later was also true

    If you would put jupiter in a huge bucked of water it would? floote (sry for the spelling) (IIRC)

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    Where would you get that bucket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    Is jupiter a planet or a soft drink...
    I woudln't be suprized if the later was also true

    If you would put jupiter in a huge bucked of water it would? floote (sry for the spelling) (IIRC)
    No ...

    BUT, Saturn Would!!!

    Again, Though, from Whence, The Bucket?

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    Cool

    Here's one:

    Q: How powerful is Jupiter's lightning?

    A: 1,000 times more powerful than Earth's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZaphodBeeblebrox
    No ...

    BUT, Saturn Would!!!

    Again, Though, from Whence, The Bucket?
    I knew it was one of them, wasn't sure if it which one though.

    As for the bucked... i have no idea.

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