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Nat Geo Entertainment's Wildest Weather in the Solar System

National Geographic Entertainment’s Wildest Weather in the Solar System is now playing in digital fulldome theaters and planetariums. This spectacular show will take you on a journey to witness weather extremes in our solar system like never before.

These education resources, created to complement the Wildest Weather in the Solar System film, will help you bring content about the Earth-sun connection and extreme weather on Earth and other planets in our solar system to your classroom.

Explore this collection to find hands-on multimedia activities, worksheets, lessons, interactives, and interactive whiteboard content.

Lesson (Grades 2-5)

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    Extreme Weather on Earth and Other Planets

    Students investigate extreme weather on Earth and other planets, learn about instruments used to measure weather, and design a space probe that will gather weather information on another planet.

Lesson (Grades 6-8)

  • Environmental Conditions in Our Solar System

    Students explore the difference between weather and climate, analyze environmental conditions on Earth and other planets, and design a space probe that can withstand extreme weather on other planets.

Engineering Videos for Kids

What is engineering? If you want to build a satellite, what happens before construction even begins? Watch these videos from NASA to learn all this and more.

Space Probes

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    Space probes have visited the moon, asteroids, comets, and every planet in the solar system except Pluto. Find out about the three types of space probes in this educational video.

Space Weather Articles

What is an ice volcano? How can changes on the sun affect our everyday activities on Earth? Find out, in these NG Education and NG Magazine articles.

More Educator Resources

Use our encyclopedic entries to help your students learn more about weather and space.

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Wildest Weather in the Solar System

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    The Film

    Witness the most beautiful and powerful weather phenomena in the solar system!

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Interactive Whiteboard Content

  • Earth's Magnetosphere and Auroras

    Use multimedia to analyze planetary magnetospheres and auroras in this Grade 6-8 interactive activity for Promethean whiteboards from NG Education.

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    Saturn's Wildest Weather

    Learn about the solar system and the wicked weather on Saturn with interactive content for Promethean whiteboards from NG Explorer.

Wildest Weather

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    The Game

    Travel into the future to lead a crucial mission on the space probe Erion. Using the right materials, build and test probes that will withstand the extreme weather conditions on each of our solar system's planets.

Nat Geo Interactives

Check out these Nat Geo interactives for a hands-on look at the key players in our solar system.

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    The Sun

    The star of our solar system is a huge ball of hot, glowing gases. What do you know about it? Check out the sun's stats and surface features.

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    Our Solar System

    Earth is just one of many bodies in our solar system. What else is out there? Explore our cosmic neighborhood.

Nat Geo Kids Books

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    13 Planets

    Get the 13 Planets book for kids ages 8-12. Help your students understand the latest view of the solar system, including newly recognized dwarf planets.

Explorer Poster & Teacher Guides

The inner and outer planets have some of the wildest weather in our solar system. Use the provided teacher guides to engage students with this poster from National Geographic Explorer magazine.

Space Weather

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    Check out this illustration to see the impacts of space weather on human activities.

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