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669 resources with the concept the sun

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What Do You Know About Stars?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Illuminate the information about stars. Pupils respond to 10 multiple choice questions about stars. The questions cover topics such as the size of the Milky Way Galaxy, the Sun, and the life cycle of a star. The resource works as a...
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Without the greenhouse effect, Earth would not be inhabitable. A thorough online resource describes the greenhouse effect and how it occurs. The source highlights the different types of gases that work together to absorb the sun's...
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Primary Lessons for Classroom and Garden

For Teachers Pre-K - K
Gardens are packed with science concepts for young scientists to explore. A thorough unit with 16 lessons and multiple activities in each provides many learning opportunities by examining a garden space. Learners study weather, growth,...
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Georgia Peaches and California Dreamin’

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Plant the fruits of trigonometry. Pairs work through the process of finding the best place to plant fruit trees on a piece of property. The scholars must take into consideration the location of the property and the solar zenith angle. To...
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The Climate Team: Make a Solar Heat Engine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Learners investigate how solar energy is converted into heat in part two of the 10-part Discover Your Changing World series. They build and test homemade solar cookers to boil water and cook rice. Pupils consider the impact of heat...
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Seasons Around the World

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
Why does Earth experience summer, fall, winter, and spring? Using an informative demonstration, learners see how the angle of the sun on Earth and the rotation of Earth determine the seasons. Scholars work in pairs to learn that the...
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The Great, Glowing Orb What You Will Do: Make a Solar Heat Engine

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
How is solar energy able to move wind and water to control the climate? Scholars explore the concept of solar energy in the first of 10 activities in the Discover Your Changing World series. They follow instructions to build homemade...
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Utah Open Textbook: 6th Grade Science

For Students 6th Standards
There are many interactions among living things and their surroundings. Scholars learn about Earth, the moon, and the sun and how they relate to the solar system by completing a reading. They also investigate basics of physical science...
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Utah Open Textbook: 3rd Grade Science

For Students 3rd Standards
How do we interact with Earth? Scholars learn about the sun, Earth, and moon, forces, gravity, and heat sources by reading a text and performing hands-on demonstrations. They also differentiate between living and non-living things using...
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Global Design for the Seasons

For Teachers 5th Standards
People don't all get the same amount of sun at the same time of the year. Collaborative groups explore how the motion of Earth contributes to the idea in an inquiry-based STEM lesson. Learners first investigate how the rotation of Earth...
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Meet Our Neighbors: Sun

For Students 1st - 6th
The sun isn't just a ball of yellow! Young scientists learn about the features of the sun using a hands-on modeling activity. They build models of the sun using common household items to represent sunspots, solar prominence, and the...
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Day and Night in the World

For Students 1st - 5th Standards
How do different parts of the world experience day and night? Introduce scholars to the concept of global citizenship while teaching about animal behavior with discussion of nocturnal and diurnal animals. Then, learners complete...
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3 Unsolved Moon Mysteries

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do people really know about the moon? Learn about three unsolved moon mysteries: the moon's past magnetic field, lunar sunrises, and what's really inside the moon's craters. An engaging video from the SciShow Space series connects...
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The Big Bang Time Machine

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Scholars take off on an interactive spaceship to explore a historical timeline of the big bang theory. They learn about the evolution of mammals and humans, the formation of stars and planets, and the chemical composition of the early...
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The Sun and the Seasons

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is there more daylight in June than in December if you live above the equator? How does the angle of sunlight shift throughout the year? Answer these questions and more with an interactive article about the sun, its path through the...
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There Are Planet-Sized 'Tornadoes' on the Sun?!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Scientists use a telescope larger than Earth to study distant galaxies. Learn how they build and operate such a large telescope as well as some of the cool discoveries with a short video from the SciShow Space series. It also explains...
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We Don't Actually Know Where the Sun Came From

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Stars come from families, but scientists aren't sure where to find the sun's relatives. Learn more about identifying star families and the confusion about the sun. As part of a larger SciShow Space series, an interesting video offers a...
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How Much Does the Sun Affect Earth's Climate?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The sun goes through cycles as does the climate on Earth, but are the two related? Many different scientists approach the question, and the results are fairly conclusive. An episode of the extensive SciShow Space shares the research and...
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The Moon May Have Once Been Habitable!

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Would you want to live on the moon? During a brief time in history, the moon might have been able to support life. Learn about the evidence that points to this as well as how scientists use meteorites to study the history of the sun. An...
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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....
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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...
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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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Milky Way Galaxy

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
There is more about the Milky Way that scientists don't know than what they do know—that leaves a lot to discover! A thorough lesson presentation explores the components of the Milky Way Galaxy and their behaviors. 
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Our Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The sun is responsible for almost 99 percent of the solar system's mass. As an essential part of our lives, the sun has many important features. A PowerPoint lesson presents information about features such as sunspots, the magnetic...