Features of the Sun

An engaging tutorial teaches all about the sun. Learners see its different layers, explore the sun using different filters, and read about its different features. They then choose one feature to research and explore further. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If scholars do not complete the research and answer questions in class, assign it as homework
Classroom Considerations

  • Simulation requires Flash, but if it's not available, there is a link to another version for both PCs and Macs
  • Some learners may fly through the tutorial, so teachers may want to add some questions throughout the lesson
Pros

  • Tutorial is easy to use
  • The manipulations of ways to view the sun in the lesson are engaging
Cons

  • None
Common Core

NGSS