Instructional Video

Gas Giants Weather

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Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. How extreme is the weather on these planets? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gas giants have "crazy storms," strong winds, methane rain, and very cold temperatures.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have group members research each planet's weather patterns, present a poster on their findings, and compare and contrast the outer planets to the inner planets
Classroom Considerations
  • The 13th in a series of 15 videos that discuss the sun and its influence on Earth
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An investigation explains the extreme weather found on each of the outer planets
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
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