Solar System Exploration
Our Galactic Neighborhood
Color the Glory Spacecraft
November 28, 2017
This GLOBE program pacing guide provides a five-day sequence of activities on solar eclipses.
GLOBE Educator One-Week Pacing Guide: Experiencing a Solar Eclipse
On the Moon, the solar wind interacts with the surface because the Moon is not protected by an atmosphere or a magnetosphere. Read more and watch a video about the solar wind on the Moon.
Solar Wind: Mad Science at the Lunar Surface
In this activity students use web-based resources to get current aurora forecast information.
Watch a conversation about the Solar Orbiter mission with NASA scientist Dr. Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla.
Exploring the Sun with Solar Orbiter
Use the Sun’s ultraviolet light to create art.
Construction Paper Sun Prints
Explore how to tell time with the help of the Sun.
Create a Sundial
Make a suncatcher, inspired by images of the Sun. This activity uses melted crayons to create a beautiful piece of art that can hang in the window to let the Sun's light shine through.
Create a Suncatcher
Create a chalk drawing of the Sun's corona as seen during a total solar eclipse.
Eclipse Chalk Art
Build a Sun-Earth model to explore how changing seasons affect the Arctic.
Arctic Seasons Model
Explore solar energy and insulation with this hands-on experiment.
Design a Shoebox Solar Home
This is a conceptual animation showing how polar ice reflects light from the Sun.
Create an albedo collage and see which surfaces absorb or reflect heat.
Explore the dynamic Sun through the fun of straw painting!
Straw Painting the Sun
Make your own artwork using sunlight and Sun print paper.
Create a Sun Print
Discover the Parker Solar Probe and embark on a mission to the Sun with this easy-to-build spacecraft model.
Build A Model Solar Probe
Make marbled paper that looks like our dynamic Sun using shaving cream and food coloring.
Marbled Sun Prints
Discover traditional technology to protect eyes from sunlight by making your own snow goggles.
Make Snow Goggles
Create a simple solar viewer to safely observe the Sun.
Make a Solar Viewer
This collection of videos compares the magnetosphere of Earth with the magnetospheres of the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System
In this video NASA solar physicist Holly Gilbert narrates a visualization of the slow changes in the Sun's magnetic field over the course of four years.
The Dynamic Solar Magnetic Field
This imagery from the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope (SST) in Spain is part of a series of multi-wavelength observations of a solar active region.
Swedish Solar Telescope: Solar Closeups
Learn more about the solar dynamo with this set of animations and graphics from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio.
The Solar Dynamo: Toroidal and Radial Magnetic Fields
Learn more about plasma, the fourth state of matter, in this SVS animation.
What is Plasma?
Explore the properties of the Sun’s plasma, including temperature and density, through art.
Solar Plasma Collage
One of the questions we get most often is, “how can I see the aurora?” The answer is suprisingly complicated and can be difficult to explain to students. In order to help explain, we made a collabo...
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