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Sun As a Star: Science Learning Activities for Afterschool

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To support ground observations of the solar eclipse on Nov. 13, 2012, Hinode will capture images of the full sun from space for comparison, much like this one captured on March 16, 2012 with its X-Ray Telescope.



Grade Levels

Informal Education


Waves, Light, Solar System and Planets, Sun


Educator Guides, Lesson Plans / Activities

The Sun As a Star activities teach concepts related to the sun with opportunities for the students to investigate each idea. Most of the nine sequential activities can be completed in about one hour.

Sun As a Star Educator Guide [357KB PDF file]