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Students test commercial sunscreens or sunglasses for accuracy of their Sun Protection Factor. They devise a method for testing UV beads with a visual clues which they publish as research. They investigate occupations such as dermatologists, ophthalmologists, meteorologists, and solar astronomers and choose two to compare.
Super science learners examine the sun's production of energy by the process of nuclear fusion. Hands-on activities make this lesson engaging for middle schoolers. The lesson is made up of four parts. Part I is an introduction to the sun as an energy source and has pupils view it throug a pinhole viwer. Part II is a homework assigment. Parts III and IV examine potential and kinetic energy, relating it to radiation from the sun.
Introduce basic Earth and space science to your budding astronauts. This handout works in two ways, the first part provides information about the sun, moon, eclipses, and Earth to be read to or by the class. The second part is composed of three hands-on activities that are intended to demonstrate the relative size and position of the planets and our moon's phases. Overall, a really nice resource.
Students participate in an outdoor activity in which they make direct but safe observations of the Sun. Students use a solar cell and voltmeter apparatus to collect data on the amount of DC voltage produced by the solar cell during a two-minute time period while watching cloud cover.
Young scholars use an the online encyclopedia, Britannica, to explore and answer questions about the characteristics of the sun. They use the information they find about the characteristics of the sun to label and identify the zones and parts of the sun on a diagram or create their own diagram of the sun.