Educator Resources for Mercury

Is it getting warm in here? Being so close to the sun, planet Mercury is a pretty hot spot to be at! In this BrainPop movie, Tim and Moby take you to investigate the small planet of Mercury. You’ll learn about Mercury’s place in the solar system and just how scalding hot it gets on the surface (yikes)! Plus, find out why Mercury’s weird orbit and rotation rate make the sun do strange tricks in its sky. You’ll also learn about what’s inside this fast-moving planet, and why it’s so hard to see Mercury from Earth. Quick, catch it before it’s gone!

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