The Anatomy of the Sun

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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 lesson, part of a large sun unit from NOVA, uses animations to help viewers understand how the giant star works.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide a graphic organizer for students to label and color the layers of the sun
  • Print out the discussion questions and use them as an exit ticket
Classroom Considerations

  • Briefly review fusion before introducing the video
Pros

  • Beautiful images of the sun up close are fascinating and engaging
  • Explains the layers thoroughly but at a grade-appropriate level
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS