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NASA Invites Students to Study the Sun During Solar Week
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Solar Week is October 17-21, 2011. Credit: NASA/Goddard/H. Zell
Please join us for Solar Week Fall 2011, October 17-21 – a lively week of online activities and curriculum for students about the Sun, including games and lesson plans for the whole week. In addition, there’s a message board where your classroom can submit a question to leading solar scientists.

Every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week has provided a weeklong series of Web-based educational classroom activities and games geared for upper elementary, middle and early high school students with a focus on our dynamic Sun and its effects on Earth. Students learn about solar eclipses, sunspots, solar flares and solar storms through a series of activities, games, and lessons.

Solar Week is ideal for students studying the solar system, the stars, or astronomy in general. It's also for kids wondering what it's like being a scientist, and pondering possible career choices. Participation makes for a fun computer lab activity as well. After doing the activities, students can interact on the bulletin board with leading scientists at the forefront of Sun-Earth research. It’s a great place for any student interested in our nearest star, the Sun!

Solar Week is a collaboration between University of California, Berkeley and Rice University.

Note to Teachers: Please read the FAQs before your class submits a question to the bulletin board. http://www.solarweek.org/CS/p/873/1458.aspx#1458. There you will find information and answers on “How To Ask A Good Question,” “How Come My Question Didn't Get Answered?”, “Why Does It Take A While For A Scientist to Answer My Question?” and other useful tips. You can contact us at solarweek@solarweek.org

Related Links:
Solar Week Website
Jennifer Rumburg
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center