Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth’s Climate Engine

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine

Ages:5th - 12th Grade

Explore the inner workings of Earth’s climate system with visualizations based on satellite monitoring data and advanced supercomputer simulations. This exciting program follows a trail of energy that flows from the Sun into the interlocking systems that shape our climate: the atmosphere, oceans, and the biosphere. Audiences will ride along on swirling ocean and wind currents, dive into the heart of a monster hurricane, come face-to-face with sharks and gigantic whales, and fly into roiling volcanoes. We explore the relationship between Earth and the Sun, life and the carbon cycle, Earth’s climate control system, and how human activities are changing our planet. Come learn how dynamic planet Earth really is! Narrated by Liam Neeson.

Teacher Resources

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Educator guide for grades 7-12.

New York State Science Learning Standards covered during the program for 5th grade – High School students.

A printable worksheet with information and activities about Venus.

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