6 - 8
15 min - 1 hr
Science Club, solar observation
We want you to explain to us what the Sun does.
- Learn something interesting about what the sun does.
- Do your best to explain what you’ve learned about the sun.
- Share your explanation with the hashtag #ExplainTheSun
Here’s a little inspiration…
- We asked scientists and other solar-interested folks to answer the question: What does the sun do? See their responses here.
- Make your own UV light detector in this activity from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
- Watch videos, read articles, and listen to interviews about the sun in Science Friday’s Sun Science Collection on PBS Learning Media.
- Listen to our launch on Science Friday, May 8th
- Help us create a human sundial
For more information on ways to #ExplainTheSun and how to share your explanation, click here.
#ExplainTheSun Almendra Castillo says “I wanted to capture the time of the sun.” this: ~4 weeks of light, 3 hrs/day pic.twitter.com/kg6QCp093K
— Charles Bergquist (@cbquist) May 13, 2015
More sun = more eggs from my hens They stop in winter bc of less daylight and resume as days lengthen #ExplainTheSun pic.twitter.com/7FalOzwfBW — LeanaT (@LeanaT) May 8, 2015
@scifri Kindergarten @harrisburgacad use light and dark colors to reflect and absorb light energy #explainthesun pic.twitter.com/8zSf199EOk
— Carolyn Shover (@SciteachK4) May 27, 2015
listen to ‘Secretary Moniz on the Sun and Energy’ on audioBoom
Science Club creates a #HumanSundial
Meet the Writer
About Ariel Zych@arieloquent
Ariel Zych is Science Friday’s director of audience. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside.