How do we know about the climates of other planets?

Inform your students’ entries to Logo Lift Off by teaching them more about climate of the planets in our solar system with this lesson. Discover the role of small satellites, like those that will launch from the UK in 2022, in what we know about other planets. They’ll also find out how this knowledge can help inform our understanding of the Earth’s changing climate.

Get children excited about the weather and climate of the planets in our solar system, as well as thinking about what creates and impacts the climates. Children will also learn about the positions of the planets and their orbits in space.

Want more? Give children a chance to conduct their own research, and present their findings in interesting and creative ways, encouraging innovation and creativity around how information can be shared with others.

Short on time? Use our fun climate word search to check learning in quicker version of the lesson.

Curriculum links

England: Science, Geography, Computing, English, PSHE
Scotland: Sciences, Technologies
Wales: Humanities, Languages, Literacy and Communication, Science and Technology Northern Ireland: The World Around Us, Language and Literacy