Our Amazing Sun
Welcome boys and girls, to an exciting journey to the sun. Get ready to navigate your way through space on your mission to determine the many characteristics of the sun. Towards the end of your journey, you will discover that you have become a solar expert, with the newly acquired powers of the sun's energy and facts. So get ready to view your task and prepare for blast off.
the temperature of the sun at the core and at the outer surface?
Visit each of these web sites to complete your task in answering the countdown questions.
Virtual Solar System An excellent web site to discover fun facts about the mass, diameter, and temperatures of the sun.
Earth, Sun, and Moon Score points as you avoid asteroids and travel to the Sun. You will view animation and graphics that will easily explain the difference between sunspots, sun flares, and the corona. You will also learn about nuclear fusion and the number of years that are left in the sun's life cycle. Later, by traveling to the earth, you will determine why seasons occur.
How far away is the sun? View other students' questions about the sun, including how many km the sun is away from the earth. Ask Yahooligans Earl a sun question of your own.
Brain Pop Sun Watch a movie about our sun. Gain insight into a host of characteristics that make our sun unique.
Stars Determine what stars are made of and what makes them die.
Boys and girls, your journey is about over. It is now time to evaluate your readiness to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere.
Please answer the following questions:
(Each numbered question is worth a total of ten points)
1. How far
is the sun from the earth?
8. The sun
has about 6,000,000 years left in its life cycle?
Boys and Girls!
You have entered the earth's atmosphere safely. Buckle up and prepare
for a safe landing. It is now time to conclude your mission.
have been rewarded with a vast amount of new solar knowledge and skills.