The Invisible Sun: How Hot Is It?

It's getting hot in here! The first in a series of six lessons has learners model nuclear fusion with a simple lab investigation. Groups collect data and analyze results, comparing their models to the actual process along the way.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use different-sized balls for each group; have groups compare their results
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a specific set of materials and time for preparation
  • Expects prior knowledge of the nuclear fusion process
Pros

  • Includes links to additional information to continue instruction
  • Provides a student handout to guide individuals through the lesson
Cons

  • None