Meet Our Neighbors: Sun

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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 solar surface. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Combine with lessons from the same publisher on the earth and moon to make comparisons of the three bodies
  • Review the features of the sun's surface prior to the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time to collect and prepare materials for creating the model
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