|"Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the Sun. But I have never been able to make out the numbers.
- 5/6th grader
There are two versions of our site. "The Sun: Man's Friend & Foe", is a more extensive site covering almost all of the aspects of the Sun quite extensively. It was designed for students in grades 7-12 though most of the content is on a high-school level. The "Sun Spot" was designed with younger children specifically those aged 4-6th grade, it is not a "mirror version" of our main site but contains less technical information and more age appropriate content.
|You can contribute labs, projects, activities and any other of your ideas to our site.|
The reason we have two versions of our site is because we feel that many websites today are forgetting younger children when they design their sites. Our junior version has been specifically designed to appeal to younger children both in content and design.
The Projects section is designed for all grade levels and includes class as well as individual projects. The projects include any that we felt would teach how the Sun affects our lives as well as about the Sun itself.
The Games section has games for kindergarten through grade 6 and provides an excellent resource to review our site with younger students.
The Labs section is aimed at the highschool grades of 10-12 and many of the labs require a high-school science lab.
The Links section documents the web resources that we have found while constructing our site. While we did not use all of these links in building our site we still felt that they were worthwhile and could contribute to the study of the Sun in the classroom.
The Book Lists section is divided up into subject areas such as science, culture, history, leisure reading, etc..
The Time-line is a overview of many of the significant dates in Sun research.
The Activity Sheets section is designed to be printed out and used directly in the classroom as handouts. We also have tests in this part of the site.
We hope you find these resources useful and that you will send us feedback on how you used this site in your classroom.
Your students may also ask a solar physicist any questions they have about the Sun or solar system. This service is provided by Stanford University on their site.
©Copyright 1998 Elizabeth Beckett, Holly Bernitt, and Vishwa Chandra.