The Truth About the Sun's 'Twin' and the Dinosaurs

Scientists are considering the possibility that our solar system may have had two suns. As it becomes more apparent that stars begin as twins, researchers build a stronger case for a binary solar system. This is an episode of a larger solar system playlist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Have pupils write five key takeaways as they watch the video; use the information to lead a discussion
  • Build a model showing the alternative model of the solar sytem
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a basic understanding of the structure of the solar system
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Provides data to support different theories
  • Includes links to additional videos on a similar topic
Cons
  • None