A Closer Look At The Sun And Stars

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Quiz: A Closer Look At The Sun And Stars

When you look at the stars what do you see? It's time to separate fact from fiction as we discover why stars light the sky; learn about constellations, amazing facts about Polaris, and why stars appear to move with the seasons. Then we take a look at our own sun to discuss energy, sunspots, seasons, the greenhouse effect, and photosynthesis.

Student Application

Take a closer look at the sky and learn about constellations, Polaris and our own Sun.


Learning Objectives

  1. Students will understand the relationship between the sun and Earth.
  2. Students will know that the suns energy supplies heat and light that is used by all living things on Earth.
  3. Students will understand that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
  4. Students will know the compositi...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Human Revolution. Choose one student to be the sun, one the moon and one the earth. Have them revolve around as the real objects do in space. Then divide class into groups of three and practice the revolutions.
  2. Constellations. For homework ask each student to choose a constellation and draw a picture of it on black construction...

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Related Content


Introduction
Our Sun's Physical Characteristics
Our Sun's Movement
Our Sun's Relationship With Earth
The Sun And The Seasons
Solar Energy
Constellations
Stars And Seasons
The North Star
Astronomy
Review
A Closer Look At The Sun And Stars
A Closer Look At The Sun And Stars
A Closer Look At The Sun And Stars