NOVA: The Planets: Ice Worlds | Watch & Wonder Weekly Highlight

Thursday, December 14, 1 PM

For next week’s Watch & Wonder Highlight, we’re thrilled to feature this episode of NOVA: The Planets. After watching, dive deeper with resources about Triton, a moon of Neptune marked by geological features like volcanoes and geysers, on PBS LearningMedia.

Over a billion miles from the sun, beyond the rocky inner planets and the gas giants, lie the ice words—Uranus and Neptune. In The Planets: Ice Worlds, NOVA takes you inside the missions that rewrote the story of the outer solar system: NASA’s Voyager 1 & 2 capture Neptune’s supersonic winds, and rings around a tipped-over Uranus. And when New Horizons flies by Pluto in 2015, it reveals jagged ice mountains and an underground ocean.

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Triton | The Planets: Ice Worlds

Grades 6-12
Learn about geological activity on Triton, a moon of Neptune, in this video from NOVA The Planets: Ice Worlds. Use this resource to develop and use models about orbits and to make and support a claim relating to the role of gravity in the formation and evolution of the solar system.

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