Dwarf Planets, Comets and Asteroids

Curriculum support5 mins£2

Key takeaways
Describe the differences between dwarf planets, asteroids, and comets
Understand why Pluto is no longer considered to be a planet
Explain what comets are made from, the origin of comets and their eccentric orbits
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 smaller bodies in the Solar System. In this class, we will look at asteroids, comets and dwarf planets. We will look at their characteristics, such as their compositions, their orbits, and some named celestial bodies.  Join your tutor today to gain maximum knowledge in just 5 minutes.

For more short Science Classes why not try these: The Rocky PlanetsThe Gas Giant PlanetsDwarf Planets, Comets and Asteroids

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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.
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