An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about satellites and places where their answers can be found.

The article Investigating satellites – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

Q. What is a satellite?

Q. How do we know that the Sun is at the centre of the Solar System?

Q. Where does space begin?

Q. How big are satellites?

Q. How do satellites stay in orbit?

Q. What are the parts of a satellite?

Q. What are satellites used for?

Q. How are satellites launched into orbit?

Q. How do satellite communications operate?

Q. What happens to satellites at the end of their working life?

    Published 27 March 2013