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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...
4:10
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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,...
5:50
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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....
4:53
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Why We've Only Ever Seen the Sun's Poles Once

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Traveling to the sun presents many challenges. Learn how the Ulysses mission escaped the orbital plane and flew around the sun in an illuminating video from the SciShow Space series. It details the challenges of the mission and the...
4:50
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The Hottest Planet Ever

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever wanted to visit the sun? While that's not an option given the temperatures involved, use a SciShow Space video to learn about the probe headed to the sun to help people understand a few things that confuse scientists. The...
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Distribution of Elements in Earth’s Crust

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How do scientists know the difference between a meteorite from space and a regular rock from the earth? Scholars read a passage and answer comprehension questions about the creation of the solar system. They extrapolate the main ideas to...
2:04
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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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Solar Wind and Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Does the very thing that is responsible for life on Earth also have a dark side? Space scientists differentiate between sunspots, solar flares, and CMEs in an enlightening activity. The lesson, one of several in a unit presented by NOVA,...
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Revising an Investigation

For Students 9th - 12th
Write, edit, and then revise! The fourth lesson in a five-part series asks peers to provide feedback on research. Individuals then use the research to edit and revise conclusions and develop their presentations.
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Exploring Data

For Students 9th - 12th
Bring the sun to your class! Young scholars analyze actual solar wind data in the second lesson of a five-part series. Their analysis includes speed, temperature, and density data.
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Developing an Investigation

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Watch as your class makes the transition from pupils to researchers! A well-designed lesson has scholars pick a solar wind characteristic to research. They then collect and analyze official data from the LANL website. This is the third...
2:17
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Our Atmosphere is Escaping!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our atmosphere keeps us from the extreme temperatures experienced on the moon. The video explains that our atmosphere actually leaks. It describes exactly which molecules escape and the multiple factors that contribute.
2:56
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The Faint Young Sun Paradox!

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Does the sun have a life cycle? The video explains the confusion of what scientists expect and what the history of the earth proves. Then it offers multiple theories about the discrepancy and details the most accepted theory.
4:54
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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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The Earth as a Magnet

For Teachers 5th - 8th Standards
Everyone loves playing with magnets and iron filings. Here, young scientists first observe and then participate in an activity demonstrating magnetic fields. After completing their observations, they apply this knowledge to...
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Mapping the Field of Multiple Dipole Magnets

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
So you built a magnetometer, now what? High school scientists use their magnetometer made in a previous lesson to map the union of magnetic fields of dipole magnets. They experiment with different alignments and draw conclusions about...
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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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Ocean Currents

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Young scientists investigate the effects of heating a beaker of ice water by dropping dye into the water and observing how the color circulates.
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A Different Perspective

For Students 9th - 12th
What can we learn from the data? Young scholars analyze actual solar data to answer specific questions. The activity presents an opportunity for an open-ended investigation of the data to conclude a five-part series on solar winds.
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MASS, MASS – Who Has the MASS? Analyzing Tiny Samples

For Students 9th - 12th
What is it worth to you? A hands-on instructional activity asks groups to collect weights of different combinations of coins and calculate weighted averages. They use the analysis to understand the concept of an isotope to finish the...
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Comets

For Students 6th - 12th
Crystal ball or big, hairy, dirty snowball? Take young astronomy scholars on an up-close investigation of comets with a video. Topics include the makeup of comets and their two tails, long- and short-period comets, and how they interact...
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Our Solar System

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
The presentation starts with the scientists who made discoveries about our solar system: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Brahe, Kepler, and Newton. It also covers the planets, inner, outer, and Pluto, satellites, and an in-depth discussion...
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X-Ray

For Teachers 9th - 12th
A striking PowerPoint that presents the Yohkoh Telescope, some information about its construction, and the amazing x-ray images of the sun that have been captured. Specific information about the electromagnetic phenomena is given. This...
1:57
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Magnetism

For Students 4th - 7th
This mini-episode is really more about magnetic fields than the phenomenon of magnetism. Computer graphics help Bill explain how charged particles from solar wind create the awesome Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis. Mr. Nye also...