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Planetary Size and Distance Comparison
The Reason for the Seasons
Build a Solar Eclipse Viewer
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Build a Magnetometer
Landing a Space Probe or Rover
Construct a Comet
Build a Sunspot Viewer
Magnetic Fields Lab
Our Active Sun
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.
Extreme Weather on Our Planet
Extreme Weather on Other Planets
Measuring Weather with Tools
Discover Space Probes
Design Your Own Space Probe
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.
Extreme Weather on Earth
Extreme Weather in Our Solar System
Design a Space Probe
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.
What is engineering, and who exactly is an engineer? Learn more in this video!
Using the MAVEN mission as an example, this video describes the steps a proposed mission must go through before construction even begins.
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.
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.
Cryovolcanoes erupt with ice, not fire
Solar Dynamics Observatory helps us better understand 'space weather'
Research astrophysicist and deputy project scientist for NASA
The space-weather forecast for the next few years: solar storms, with a chance of blackouts on Earth. Are we prepared?
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Use multimedia to analyze planetary magnetospheres and auroras in this Grade 6-8 interactive activity for Promethean whiteboards from NG Education.
Learn about the solar system and the wicked weather on Saturn with interactive content for Promethean whiteboards from NG Explorer.
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.
Check out these Nat Geo interactives for a hands-on look at the key players in our solar system.
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.
Earth is just one of many bodies in our solar system. What else is out there? Explore our cosmic neighborhood.
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.
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.
The Inner and Outer Planets
Check out this illustration to see the impacts of space weather on human activities.
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