Students and their teacher pose in front of a half-scale model of Cassini

February 1, 2006

Accompanied by their teacher, Kathy Cooper, a group of students from Shirley Avenue Elementary School in Reseda, California, pose in front of a half-scale model of the Cassini spacecraft at JPL.

The students participated in the pilot edition of "Cassini Scientist for a Day," a program designed to expose students to the kind of decisions scientists make routinely. They were given three equally valid choices and had to decide which observation would bring the most science. After a lively debate, they choose to image the rings.

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