An explanation of why the Earth is known as the Goldilocks planet, including various images of the Earth seen from space. The Earth is a special place as there is no other known planet which has life. People who look for new planets call Earth the Goldilocks planet, because it is neither too hot nor too cold, and it is neither too wet nor too dry. The conditions for life are just right.

First broadcast:
12 October 2007

This clip can be used for images of Earth from space. If the clip was paused, children could write descriptions of Earth. They could be asked what features of Earth can be viewed from space. As the clip introduces the idea that Earth is called the 'Goldilocks planet', can the children think why this might be? This clip could be used for a discussion on whether other planets might have life on them. This could also be used for recapping what all living things need.