Parts of the Sun Teacher Resources
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The Universe - Secrets of The Sun 5/5
"Secrets of the Sun", the five-part series, concludes with description of the heat found on the surface of the sun. So how is it that the outer corona is as hot as the sun's core? The answer will surprise you. Watch and learn how noise on the sun's surface adds energy (heat) to the corona.
9 mins 6th - 12th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads
Colors of Stars
Students observe the colors found in the flame of a burning candle and examine the basic concepts of matter and energy. Students apply this information to the color's of starts and the temperature of the stars photosphere. Students create color drawings of the candle flame and scale models of stars.
9th - 10th Science 3 Views 12 Downloads
Characteristics of the Sun
After reading about how the sun gets its energy, and about the layers and features of the sun's atmosphere, heliologists complete a comprehension worksheet. On it, they label features on a diagram of the sun and match terms from the reading with their descriptions.
5th - 8th Science 57 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Hinode Satellite Views the Sun
In this sun's magnetic field lines worksheet, learners use a photograph taken by the Hinode Satellite that shows the complex magnetic structure of the sun over a sunspot. Student predict the magnetic field lines and draw them on a diagram of the sun using the Hinode photograph as a guide.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 7 Downloads
The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a lesson on the sun's natural patterns to better understand the earths climate change.
Higher Ed Social Studies & History 3 Views 5 Downloads
SDO Reveals Details on the Surface of the Sun
In this images of the sun worksheet, learners read about the images released by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and they solve 3 problems using the given photograph of the sun. Students find the scale of the image, they compare the size of the features on the sun to the Earth's radius and they identify the hottest and coolest gases in the image.
9th - 12th Math 3 Views 15 Downloads
A Mathematical Model of the Sun
In this mathematical model of the sun learning exercise, students read about the way scientists use the sun's radius and mass to determine a mathematical model of the sun using the volume of a sphere, and the relationship between density, volume and mass.
9th - 12th Math 6 Views 24 Downloads
Color of Stars
Students study the color of stars. In this astronomy based lesson plan, students observe the colors in an open flame and apply the information collected about color and temperature to the visible light emitting from the photosphere of various stars.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Place Value Through Hundred Billions problem solving 1.3
In this identifying place value through hundred billions word problems worksheet, 6th graders read facts about the sun, and apply the information to answer math place value word problems. Students answer four problems.
6th Math 7 Views 29 Downloads