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Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover.

Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover

K-5 SUN-EARTH CONNECTION LESSON PLANS

Create an Edible Model of the Sun
Studying Our Scintillating Sun: Students will construct an edible model of the Sun denoting surface and interior feature.
The Sun: An Introduction
This lesson introduces the topic of the Sun. Students also begin making entries in their Science Journals.
Our Star: The Sun
This is a unit on the Sun that includes a step by step investigation for the younger student to understand our place in the solar system, using relative size and scaling, rotation and revolution and a number of assessment tools. The individual lessons contain work sheets to give on-going feedback on student comprehension.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Our aim is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise.
Space Math@NASA
The goal of these problems is to teach students about astronomy and space science by using mathematics and real-world problems.

ALL SUN-EARTH CONNECTION LESSON PLANS

NASA Fact

Some sunspots are cool enough that water vapor can form at a temperature of 1,550 °C.