GOES-R Games and Apps

Learn more about weather, meteorology and the GOES-R program by playing some fun and educational games! Find out how a hurricane forms, how GOES-R series satellites will help improve weather forecasts, how the satellites contribute to search and rescue efforts, and how the sun affects weather on Earth.

Click on the thumbnail images or links below to launch or download our games and apps.

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GOES-R LEGO Model

Step-by-step instructions plus a complete brick and parts list to build your very own GOES-R model!

SciJinks Games and Apps

Fun activities from NOAA's SciJinks .

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Hurricane Hero

Help Theo and Bill! In Hurricane Hero , they need to figure out where hurricanes will make landfall. Using data from the GOES-R satellite, estimate where the hurricanes will hit!

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Spectrix

Spectrix Create the perfect combinations of colors to produce vital information about weather and the environment.

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Rescue 406!

Rescue 406! Use information from satellites like GOES-R and JPSS to direct the rescue effort. You’ll need to be quick to keep up with an increasing number of people in trouble! Rescue 406 is available in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and other iOS devices.

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Satellite Insight

Help to capture and store the flood of data from GOES-R. In the Satellite Insight game , you will have to think and move fast to keep up with the massive flow of different types of data being captured by GOES-R. Satellite Insight is available in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and other iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

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GOES-R Flight Controller

Play GOES-R Flight Controller and help plan hazard-avoiding flight paths for passenger planes flying between cities. You will have the help of three types of "real-time" and computer-processed data from GOES-R. See if you can make it all the way to "Expert Flight Controller."

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GOES-R Fun Pad

Download the GOES-R Fun Pad and explore GOES-R through mazes, riddles, crosswords, word searches, and other fun activities!

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Shields Up

In Shields Up!, warnings from the GOES-R satellite will let you know when to shield other Earth satellites from the harmful effects of bad space weather.

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Weather Tricktionary

How much do you know about the weather around you? In Weather Tricktionary, test your knowledge by picking out the correct definition for different weather terms.

University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) WebApps

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Spectral Band WebApp

Spectral Band WebApp: Explore information available from different spectral bands measured by satellites.

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Spatial Resolution WebApp

Spatial Resolution WebApp: Explore connections between improved spatial resolution and image clarity.

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Image Resolution WebApp

Image Resolution WebApp: GOES-R ABI will provide four times the spatial resolution and more than five times faster temporal coverage than current GOES! These cases allow one to change the temporal and spatial resolution for a series of satellite images.

OTHER WEATHER RELATED GAMES AND APPS

SciJinks and Space Place

More fun activities from NASA's The Space Place and NOAA's SciJinks .

University of Wisconsin, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) WebApps

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WxSat

WxSat (short for Weather Satellite) displays and animates full-resolution, real-time weather satellite data. WxSat leverages SSEC Data Center holdings and RealEarth to provide global coverage for visible, infrared, and water vapor channels. WxSat is available in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and other iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

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SatCam

SatCam lets you capture observations of sky and ground conditions at the same time that an Earth observation satellite is overhead. SatCam is available in the Apple iTunes store for iPhone and other iOS devices.

image:  Play Weather Tricktionary

Weather and Climate WebApps

Use Weather and Climate WebApps to explore the atmosphere, including precipitation, lightning, thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes and more!

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Games

Memory games from the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Spark Science Education Program.