NASA’s SciJinks is a free website for tweens and teens • Idyllwild Town Scream

Since 2002, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has had a special website called SciJinks just for students to learn about weather, satellite meteorology, and earth science.

The site includes articles, games and videos aimed at middle and high school students and their educators.


It features articles that answer important weather questions, weather and tech games, compelling videos, and plenty of downloadable content.

For example, in the Weather Forecast category, you will find many issues such as these:

• Why does the Earth have seasons?

• What is a solstice?

• Can meteorologists help fight forest fires?

• What is the difference between weather and climate?

• What is a heat wave?

• Predict the weather

• Why do the leaves change color?

Under Games, the site has hurricane, tornado, rainbow, and precipitation simulators. It also has a lightning creation game.

But time doesn’t just happen on Earth. Even the Sun has weather conditions and it can affect the Earth.

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