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Why with Bill Nye!

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Find out Why with Bill Nye in a nine-video collection in which he details the science behind NASA's  Juno Mission to Jupiter.  Although dated, the satellite was launched in 2011 and went into orbit around Jupiter in 2016, the science...
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NOVA Sun Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a sun-sational multi-lesson plan full of videos, simulations, and discussion? Introduce your young scientists to all things solar with a four-part hands-on adventure. Pupils learn the basics of solar anatomy, space weather,...
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There Are Planet-Sized 'Tornadoes' on the Sun?!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists use a telescope larger than Earth to study distant galaxies. Learn how they build and operate such a large telescope as well as some of the cool discoveries with a short video from the SciShow Space series. It also explains...
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Solar Space Telescopes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light,...
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The Threat to Earth

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Is Earth prepared for a massive solar storm? Examine the possibilities with an interesting activity, part of NOVA's Sun Lab interactive unit. Viewers learn about historical solar storms, the tools we have for protecting ourselves and...
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Earth's Magnetic Shield

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Our atmosphere is pretty amazing! How does it minimize the effects of solar weather? Scholars discover Earth's first line of defense against the sun—the magnetosphere. The activity, one of several in a sun unit from NOVA, explains how...
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The Anatomy of the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Welcome to Sun 101! What better way to gain an understanding of our star than to learn about its anatomy? Physical science scholars peer inside to discover the inner workings of the sun through a video and discussion questions. The...
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The Sun Lab Interactive

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Turn up the heat in your Earth Science class! Solar scholars examine the characteristics scientists use to predict solar weather through an interactive lesson. Users read background information and make guided observations, then...
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This is How the World Ends

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is this the end of the world as we know it? Pupils prepare for a coronal mass ejection during a lesson plan from the K20 series. The activity combines video and Internet research in a collaborative assignment that focuses on public...
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Catch a Piece of the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
What does the sun mean to you? Learners have many different interests that may have connections to the sun. Whether its solar radiation, solar flares, or solar storms, there are connections to daily interests that may surprise your...
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The Solar Wind Tunnel

For Students 9th - 12th
The winds of change are blowing in our very own solar system!  But what makes some heavenly bodies more affected by solar winds than others?  Pupils discover the concept of magnetic forces at work in space in this attractive interactive,...
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Solar Storms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know our sun has the power to make telegraphs work and cell phones cease to work? Show a video that explains solar storms and their impact on us. It describes what solar storms are, when and why they happen, and the good and the...
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The Planets and Scale

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars gain an insight into the relative size of planets and distance between inner and outer planets with the help of informational text, a data table, and a series of four questions.  
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The Sun Is A Magnet!

For Students 6th - 12th
Attract learners to science by studying largest magnet in the galaxy. The video explains why the sun is technically a magnet and how the magnetic fields causes solar storms. It also covers the effects of solar storms on the earth such as...
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The Dynamic Nature of the Sun

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
In this second lesson of the series, pupils learn to observe similarities and differences in photos of the sun and record them in a Venn diagram. Then, small groups practice the same skill on unique images before presenting their...
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Soda Bottle Magnetometer

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Introduce learners to set of complete instructions that describe how to build a magnetometer that works just like the ones professional photographers use to predict auroras. The diagrams are wonderfully descriptive, and the written...
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AM Radio Ionosphere Station

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Tune in! Young scientists use an AM radio at home to monitor solar output. The long-term project would be ideal in a flipped classroom or as an out-of-class project. 
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Gas Giants Weather

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune make up the outer planets. How extreme is the weather on these planets? This is the focus of a video that explains how the gas giants have "crazy storms," strong winds, methane rain, and very cold...
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The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy lesson. Over the course of these five activities, young astronomers get an up close and personal look at the sun as they watch videos, read articles, explore...
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Massive Solar Storms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Watch and find out how NASA used two satellites orbiting the sun to capture amazing information about solar storms. You'll learn how these satellites were used and what they are able to tell us about our sun. This is an interesting clip!
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Solar Storms: Odds, Fractions and Percentages

For Students 8th - 10th
In this solar storms learning exercise, students read about the correlation between different astronomical events to find patters and new 'laws' of nature. Students use given statistical information about solar flares and coronal mass...
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Seeing Solar Storms in STEREO-II

For Students 11th - 12th
In this solar storms instructional activity, students use a diagram given the location of two STEREO spacecraft satellites, a coronal mass ejection, the sun and the Earth to solve 2 problems about the coronal mass ejection. Students use...
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Coronal Mass Ejections

For Students 9th - 12th
In this coronal mass ejections worksheet, learners observe a time line of events that took place during a solar storm. Students use the time line to answer 3 questions about the solar storm and the time it took to reach Earth. Learners...
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Book Excerpt from "The 23rd Cycle"

For Students 7th - 9th
In this solar storms worksheet, students read an excerpt from the book "The 23rd Cycle: Learning to Live with a Stormy Star". Students answer 7 questions about the effects of solar storms on radiation exposure, health risk of airline...