NOVA Sun Lab Lesson Plan

Looking for a sun-sational multi-lesson plan full of videos, simulations, and discussion? Introduce your young scientists to all things solar with a four-part hands-on adventure. Pupils learn the basics of solar anatomy, space weather, and the technology NASA uses to monitor our sun's ever-changing surface.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Watch some of the initial video clips as a class so you can discuss the content and assess learning
  • Create a presentation project from the culminating activity 
Classroom Considerations

  • Have learners create a free account so they can save their work
  • Plan small groups for a few of the activities

  • Customize the lesson based on learning needs and time available
  • Contains both individual and group activities for great variety
  • Teacher's guide is very helpful and includes pacing, delivery strategies, and extensions

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