Weather in Space (The Rocky Planets)

Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars make up the solar system's inner planets. How are the weather patterns on these planets different from Earth's? This is the focus of a video that explains weather conditions on the inner planets.

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Instructional Ideas

  • As a class, conduct an experiment using glass jars, cold water, and the sun to demonstrate the greenhouse effect (look up instructions for the experiment using the Internet)
Classroom Considerations

  • The 12th 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 demonstrates what the weather is like on each of the inner planets

  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards

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