A quick guide to the planet Uranus, which is composed of gas and water with a solid core. Its surface is surrounded by a dense fog. It has a greenish appearance and is often referred to as the 'sideways Planet'. It is seventh from the sun.

This clip is from:
See You See Me, Space Quest
First broadcast:
16 October 2000

The clip is a useful way of stimulating discussion with the children about planets in our Solar System. Ask the children to share their knowledge about any planets they know facts about. How is their planet different to Earth? (colour, size, location). Watch the clip and discuss Uranus' unique features. Contrast with Earth and other planets, making a simple fact file on Uranus.