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The third exhibit was another highlight from "Mission to the Planets," which was the Cassini-Huygens Probe. This highlight is related to the educational standard 4(e) from the earth sciences unit for grade 8. It states that "students know the appearance, general composition, relative position and size and motion of objects in the solar system, including planets, planetary satellites, comets, and asteroids." This exhibit relates to the standard by revealing how scientists are still discovering new information about planets like Saturn and their moons like Titan within the solar system through unmanned spacecrafts like this one.

Cassini-Huygens is responsible for finding out about Saturn's gravitational and magnetic fields, mapping Titan's surface, and studying Saturn's and its moons' atmospheres and ionospheres among other things. The exhibit conveys the standard by displaying full-scale models of Cassini-Huygens that are covered by insulating blankets; the blankets can be pulled back to reveal the spacecraft underneath.

The fourth exhibit to be observed is called "Creative World: Structures" and under it is the highlight "Earthquake Experience." It is related to the educational standard 1(d) from the earth science unit for grade 6, which states "students know that earthquakes are sudden motions along breaks in the crust called faults and that volcanoes and fissures are locations where magma reaches the surface.
" This exhibit relates to the standard by basically helping students understand how earthquakes are experienced. In it the standard is conveyed by having visitors experience a simulated earthquake and by then learning about ways to prepare for real quakes.

The fifth exhibit to be observed is another highlight from "Creative World: Structures" called "Mini Shake Table." It is related to the educational standard 3(d) from the earth sciences unit for grades 9-12, which states that" students know why and how earthquakes occur and the scales used to measure their intensity and magnitude." This exhibit relates to the standard by making students observe how earthquakes affect different types of physical structures. The standard is conveyed in "Mini Shake Table" by having students build their own structures on a table and seeing whether or not the buildings collapse when….....

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