Earth & Space

Curriculum support20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Identify the different bodies that make up the solar system.
Describe and explain how the tilt of Earth’s axis gives rise to the seasons.
Describe the development of key ideas that led to our understanding of the structure of the solar system.
Jamie JohnsonHost: Jamie (BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCE) is a Science teacher who is passionate about breaking down complex topics into digestible bites for students.

When we look up at night, we see points of light in the night sky. We know there are planets, moons and stars in space, but we also know lots about their arrangement and the structure of planetary systems like our solar system. 

In this class, students will address how key ideas were developed on our way to understanding our solar system and the composition of it. Students will also consider how the factors which lead to different seasons on Earth. This class is aimed at students wanting to build their physics knowledge in Years 7 and 8 but is perfect for any student interested in the solar system!

Like this? Try: Bodies of the Solar SystemThe Gas Giant PlanetsThe Rocky PlanetsBackground Radiation


Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, but is especially great for students in Years 7-8 or S1-S2.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
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