A short course that explores the sun in our solar system, and the stars of the universe.
In this engaging short course, students will have a hands-on learning experience centered around the sun. They will explore the structure, properties, and historical significance of our closest star. Through interactive activities, students will have the opportunity to observe and investigate the sun’s features, such as sunspots and solar flares.
They will also engage in experiments to understand the effects of sunlight and explore the concept of solar energy. Additionally, students will have the chance to participate in a sunflower-growing project, fostering a sense of responsibility and connection to the natural world. This hands-on approach will cultivate curiosity and deepen their understanding of the sun’s importance in our daily lives.
The teaching program is designed to walk teachers through the process of teaching about the sun and stars. The document is aligned with the curriculum but can be downloaded and edited to suit the needs of your school or state. The course documents include real-world learning opportunities in which students use the knowledge they have just gained, to improve the lives and the knowledge of those around them.
Although this course is outer-worldly, the activities have been designed for children to develop their knowledge and impart this knowledge with younger children. In this way, they develop leadership skills and empowers a young learner!