Wildest Weather in the Solar System





23 minutes

Grade Level

Elementary / High School

Age Range

10+ years


weather in other planets, national georaphic, solar system



Join us on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you'll be glad you live on Earth!

Audiences will fly through the thick atmosphere of Venus, magnetic storms on the sun, liquid methane showers on Titan and anticyclones whirling at hundreds of miles per hour on Jupiter. The show is packed with eye-popping visuals, high-end CGI and cutting-edge science.

Teaching Guides

Suggested Reading List

Beyond the Solar System: Exploring Galaxies, Black Holes, Alien Planets and More – Mary Kay Carson

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (DVD)

Hosted by physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, this 13-part television production presents the gambit of scientific concepts, introduces important scientific figures and discusses the physical history of our world as we know it.


The Solar System – Rosalind Mist

Rocket into space and discover everything you need to know about the solar system! Explore the planets and other space objects that orbit our star. Learn about the earliest discoveries and the latest missions into space. Meet some of the greatest astronomers and scientists in the world.


The Solar System – Mike Goldsmith

Learn fun facts about the sun and planets of the solar system, asteroids, meteoroids and comets.


Space Encyclopedia: A Tour Of the Solar System and Beyond – David A. Aguilar   

National Geographic For Kids gives readers a wild ride through space!


Stars and the Dust From Space – Raman Prinja

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Traveler’s Guide To the Planets (DVD)

Take off beyond Earth's boundaries for the ultimate tour of our solar system. From Mars' monstrous mountains to Saturn's glittering rings, the sights are out of this world. Each hour offers breathtaking tours of the planets using modern-day high-tech telescopes and stunning CGI.


Universe – Robin Kerrod

This book provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the universe with a unique integration of words and pictures. Topics include black holes, galaxies, the solar system, asteroids, meteors, meteorites, stars, quasars and more.