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The Exploratorium's Solar Eclipse web page posts past solar eclipse dates, webcasts of these eclipses, and resources for... see more

In this activity (page 11 of PDF), learners compare the air pressure within a dark and a light bottle both heated by the... see more

This site from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center offers information related to solar flares. It discusses what a solar... see more

The Sun appears to shine at a constant rate. However, its magnetic field is actually constantly changing, and this... see more

This site, authored by John Bahcall of the School of Natural Sciences, offers several articles about neutrinos, the... see more

Solar energetic particles (SEPs) emitted from the Sun are a major space weather hazard motivating the development of... see more

This curriculum guide for teachers includes a short textbook, a hands-on activity guide, and resource listings for... see more

This site describes unanswered questions about the sun. These include the coronal heating process, the nature of solar... see more

This NASA website contains extensive information on sun spots and sun spot prediction. Users have access to several forms... see more

This educational brief is designed to serve as a source of background information on solar radiation studies for teachers... see more

A group of learners models the Sun shining on the Earth. By rotating the Earth, they demonstrate how the Sun only shines... see more

Launched from the Kennedy Space Center on October 18th, 1989, the Galileo spacecraft "changed the way we look at our... see more

Authored by Nick Strobel, "Astronomy Notes" is an educational resource for introductory astronomy classes for... see more

Solar System mobile project for middle school physical science. (Find link to lesson plan at bottom of website)

This set contains images with information about: Our Solar System, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, Asteroids,... see more

In this activity, polystyrene spheres and strong magnets are used to represent the Sun and Earth, and their distinct... see more

This collection of thirteen cards, designed for the younger reader, depicts solar system objects such as planets, comets,... see more

This 3D solar system model lets you navigate between planets, see their positions on a specific date, explore how they... see more

Solar Week is a week of online curriculum with daily topics on the Sun, including Sun as a Star, the Sun Close Up, Solar... see more

This is a game associated with activities during Solar Week, a twice-yearly event in March and October during which... see more

This open-ended laboratory activity is useful in demonstrating how solar wind particles are deflected by the Earth's... see more

The Sun produces 'solar wind', a continuous flow of charged particles that can affect us on Earth. It may also release... see more

Includes animations (mpg) on colliding galaxies, dark matter, among others.