Our Distant Neighbors

From the: Exploring Earth and Space Series

This program explores the outer planets of the solar system. Vivid, colorful images transmitted by exploratory spacecraft serve as the basis of this video tour of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Often referred to as the “gas giants,” the unique features of these large and distant planets are described. Jupiter's Giant Red Spot, Saturn's colorful rings, and the fierce storms of Neptune are highlights of the program. Important terminology includes: sun, rotation, revolution, orbit, ellipse, gravity, inertia, telescope, Hubble telescope, exploratory spacecraft, asteroid belt, meteoroid, and comet.

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"... great support for an elementary level study of life in the solar system. The DVD's graphics are clear and well sequenced, making them suitable for students at this level. The support materials found in the teachers' guide allow teachers to maximize the DVD's effectiveness. The video and guide would be an excellent addition to an elementary or middle school video collection." - NSTA Recommends June 2, 2009

David Gillam
National Science Teachers Association Recommends
June 2, 2009

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DVD and 25-page Teacher’s Guide. DVD Features include subtitles, chapter index, labeled slides, glossary, and an iMovie project.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC165DVD
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592342136
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Digital Bundle

License Details

Single School License. Digital Bundle includes video files for full show and 7-10 content clips in H.264 (for iPods) and.WMV format. Plus 15-20 images (.jpg), teacher’s guide (.pdf) and metadata.

  • Product Code:
  • VLC165Digital
  • ISBN:
  • 9781592344161
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