This video from NASA shows why satellites are used and how they work. The video describes the four components of a satellite, the processes of uplinking and downlinking, and the information that satellites provide to scientists. The segment also explains the difference between geostationary and orbiting satellites.
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Posted by Miss Molyneux on 28th January 2013
This is a quick 4 minute clip that explains how satellites work. This would be useful to introduce Satellites in KS3 or…
This is a quick 4 minute clip that explains how satellites work. This would be useful to introduce Satellites in KS3 or KS4 or as a consolidation clip after the students have learned about Satellites.
I used this with my Year 9 students and ask them to write three key points about satellites whilst they were watching it. This was a good starting point to explain how satellites worked