A quick guide to Jupiter, which is immense and the largest of all the planets. It is liquid in form and has many moons, the largest of which, Ganymede, is bigger than Mercury. NOTE: This clip was factually accurate when originally broadcast.
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 Jupiter's unique features then contrast with Earth and other planets, making a simple fact file on Jupiter.