Instructional Video

Here Comes the Sun

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Get to know Sol with this fast paced, kid-friendly video featuring the closest star to Earth, the sun. Super scientists take part in a quick pop quiz, then learn all about Sol's size, distance, and how it creates and sends energy to Earth.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the classroom; assign this link to be viewed at home to allow more time for class discussion and further instruction
  • Show this episode as an introduction to a unit covering the sun, then go deeper into its topics with other curriculum materials
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a series of 15 videos that discusses the sun and its influence on Earth
  • This video is brief and to the point; additional material is required to go in depth into topics covered
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • This video has engaging cartoon graphics, sound effects, and captivating editing that will keep your scholars interested
  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
  • Some pupils may find the pace too quick; pausing is necessary if taking notes or answering questions