The Sun and Its Effects on Your Community

Curated and Reviewed by Lesson Planet

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 individuals, communities, and the general environment.    

66 Views 61 Downloads NGSS: Adaptable
Additional Tags
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide class into groups and have each group role play the negative and positive effects of sun exposure in a community
  • Have class members perform further research of the effects of climate change on the sun; allow them to present this information and discuss ways to prevent or slow any negative changes
Classroom Considerations
  • Assist younger individuals and those with special needs during the course of each activity to ensure they understand the material
  • Activities and information allow the class to learn both positive and negative effects of the sun
  • Graph included as part of the lesson is effective at predicting sunspot activity and will allow students to be proactive in efforts to contain sun exposure in their immediate environment
  • Document permissions do not allow for printing