Sun vs. Atomic Bomb

The largest series of nuclear fusion reactions in our solar system has been happening for millions of years. The sun works in much the same way that atomic bombs work. Here is a video that describes how each work and the safety checks the sun appears to have in place that allow us to exist.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a Venn diagram comparing the sun and the Tsar Bomba
Classroom Considerations

  • Be aware of some suggestive language used at 2:40
  • Verify the comments are appropriate for the class before displaying them when presenting the video
Pros

  • Includes closed captioning to assist ELLs
  • Engaging content enchants learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core