The Gas Giant Planets

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Key takeaways
Understand the composition of the outer gas giant planets and their characteristics.
Describe the orbits, the rotational periods, and the moons of the outer planets.
Explain the odd axial tilt of Uranus and the peculiar surface of the moon Miranda.
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 gas giants. In this class, students will examine the outer solar system gas giants. Students will gain a better understanding of their atmospheres, rotational periods, orbits and many interesting moons. 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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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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