Parts of the Sun Teacher Resources

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The Universe - Secrets of The Sun 5/5

For Teachers 6th - 12th
"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...
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Characteristics of the Sun

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
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...
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Colors of Stars

For Teachers 9th - 10th
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...
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Sunlight Is Way Older than You Think

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Light travels fast... really fast. But that doesn't mean it moves instantly from its source to whatever object it hits. After watching this video students will understand that once generated in the sun's core, light takes thousands of...
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The Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers draw diagram of sun and its layers, including photosphere, chromosphere, corona, convection and radiative zones, and core. Students then describe each layer in their own words, define sun spot cycle, and describe solar...
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Astronomy Unit Word List

For Teachers 8th
In this astronomy worksheet, 8th graders are given 29 vocabulary words from their textbook unit and are to define the terms using their book and class notes.
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The Sun

For Students 7th - 12th
In this sun worksheet, students read information about the sun and then complete 8 short answer questions describing the sun including sunspots, flares, and prominences.
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The Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our future literally depends on the sun. The video introduces the sun as a star. It explains the plasma magnetic fields, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and more. It concludes with how we rely on the sun, how we protect...
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Create Your Own Time Capsule

For Students 4th - 12th
The corona virus pandemic is indeed a historic event. A time capsule activity permits young historians to document these days of social distancing, remote learning, and quarantine by collecting artifacts that capture what their lives are...
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COVID-19 and Coronaviruses

For Teachers 6th - 12th
New ReviewCOVID-19 = CO (corona) + VI (virus) + D (disease) =19 (the year the disease first appeared) NOVEL (unknown to scientists and never before infected human patients). A colorful nine-slide presentation details what is currently known about...
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The Layers of the Sun

For Students 3rd - 4th
Here is an excellent worksheet on the layers of the sun. Each of the pages has an illustration of sun with the layer highlighted. There are lines underneath the drawing which are used to write the definition of the layer.
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The Hinode Satellite Views the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
In this sun's magnetic field lines worksheet, students 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...
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The Sun and Its Effects on Your Community

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
Why is the sun round? Examine this question, and others, with your pupils while teaching them how to live in a more earth-friendly environment. Pupils explore Sun composition and discuss how solar wind, sunspots, and solar energy affects...
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The Science and Beauty of Auroras

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that Earth is one of three planets that experiences auroras? A video explains what happens when the magnetic sun throws giant balls of plasma at the earth. It includes both the beauty and the damage an aurora can cause. 
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Features of the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
An engaging tutorial teaches all about the sun. Learners see its different layers, explore the sun using different filters, and read about its different features. They then choose one feature to research and explore further. 
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We're Heading to the Sun!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
NASA currently operates missions to the sun at the center the galaxy as well as the mysterious glow at the outside edge of the solar system. Learn about both missions thanks to an engaging installment from the SciShow Space series....
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How A Bill Becomes A Law

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Seven steps are required for a bill to become a United States law. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) is used as a model for the process of how a bill becomes a law.  Class members work independently through a Google...
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Pandemic

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Young scientists use exponential growth and logarithms to model how a virus spreads through a population. Pupils watch a news clip about the 2012 outbreak of Ebola. Scholars then manipulate inactive graphs to see how various factors...
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How Are Magnetic Fields Related To Sunspots?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover that sunspots are the result of intense magnetic forces on the photosphere of the sun by observing images from the SOHO satellite.
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Formation of The Solar System

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, middle schoolers use basic scientific concepts to complete the series of puzzles that are intended to increase science literacy about the parts and formation of the solar system.
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Astronomy and Me: Moons Over New Haven

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders study the features of different moons orbiting the planets. In this astronomy lesson, 3rd graders explore the different phases of the moon using an interactive online website. They compare and contrast the features of the...
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A Mathematical Model of the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
In this mathematical model of the sun worksheet, 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...
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Heat Energy

For Teachers 1st - 4th
Students study how matter changes from solids to liquids or liquids to solids. For this physical science lesson, students discuss heat energy and experiment with heat by changing a candle into a liquid using a hot plate.
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What is an Aurora?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An impressive animation explains the earth's awe-inspiring auroras. The contributions of high-energy particles from the sun collide with our neutral atmospheric atoms. Explained are the roles of solar wind, plasma, the magnetosphere,...