The Sun's Energy

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How does the sun produce so much energy without blowing up? Viewers discover the delicate balance of inward and outward forces within the sun through a short video. The lesson includes discussion questions and is part of a larger sun unit presented by NOVA.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson to support a unit on solar energy 
  • Have the class watch a short video of a hydrogen bomb exploding so they can compare it to the lesson's content
Classroom Considerations

  • Younger learners may need a little support in terms of explaining the fusion process
Pros

  • Great explanations help viewers grasp the content
  • The narrator is enthusiastic and engaging
Cons

  • None
Common Core