The Rocky Planets

Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Understand what the inner planets are made of and their common characteristics.
Describe the orbits and rotation periods of the inner planets.
Explain the temperatures of the surfaces of the inner planets.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

This short, snappy session gives students all they need to know on the Rocky Planets. In this class, students will be guided through the characteristics of the inner rocky planets such as time to rotate on their axes, their year, and their extreme surface temperatures. Students will then examine why Venus is the hottest planet, despite not being the closest planet to the Sun. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is great for any student interested in the solar system!

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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 students in Years 7-9 or S1-S3. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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