March 18, 2013
Remember, during Solar Week your class can submit a couple of your best questions to the scientists and they will answer on the bulletin board. Click on "Ask a Question" in the left-hand menu.
[Students - if you've come here on your own, please use the links on the gray navigation bar near the top of the page to: Learn About The Sun As A Star, Play the Game, Do the Activity, Meet Today's Scientists, The Effect on Earth.]
The Sun as a Star
Activities associated with this theme are designed to introduce the Sun to your students before going on to more specific topics on subsequent days. The "Sun as a Star" area contains a basic description of the Sun, while the "Stellar Fingerprinting" area describes how we classify stars in general, and the "Solar Facts" page gives vital statistics of the Sun—information that will be useful when playing the game. All these activities concentrate on some particular property of the Sun which might be new to you and your students; each activity has its own set of teacher notes.
To continue, please use the links on the gray navigation bar near the top of the page:
Learn About The Sun as a Star, Play the Game, Do the Activity, Meet Today's Scientists, The Effect on Earth.