Weather Satellite Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information


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What is a satellite?

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1. Low earth orbit for weather satellites is about _____.

2. Why are geostationary orbiting satellites better at monitoring weather conditions that develop and change over time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Weather satellites help us understand our world a little better. This multiple-choice quiz will test how much you know about key topics like an explanation of a satellite and the low earth orbit of weather satellites.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be answering questions on the following:

  • Geostationary weather satellites
  • The prediction of weather forecasts
  • Ways those predictions help us in our everyday lives

Skills Practiced

  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about weather satellites
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the distance of low earth orbit weather satellites
  • Making connections - use your understanding of weather forecasts and how they're connected to weather satellites and the improvement of life on earth

Additional Learning

Weather satellites play a big role in our society. For more on them, you can review the lesson called Weather Satellite Lesson for Kids: Facts & Information. You'll be covering these topics listed below:

  • The difference between man-made and natural satellites
  • Types of satellites that are man-made
  • Radiometers on satellites
  • The way satellites are used by meteorologists