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Ch 3: The Sun for Elementary School

About This Chapter

This collection of engaging and kid-friendly science lessons helps elementary students learn and review important information about the sun. You can use the chapter to tutor your students and help them prepare for upcoming exams.

The Sun for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

Have your students work through this elementary science chapter to review information about the sun. This mobile-friendly chapter covers the parts of the sun, solar winds, analemma and more. The chapter is taught by expert instructors who use an approachable and engaging teaching style. You can also assign your students the included self-assessment quizzes to help them reinforce their understanding of these sun facts.

Chapter Topics

  • The sun's chromosphere, ionosphere and photosphere
  • The sun's corona
  • Facts about the umbra and penumbra
  • Solar wind
  • Analemma

Who It's For

Kids who need extra help learning about the sun will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn facts about the sun's parts.

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information about the sun
  • Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about the sun
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning about earth science (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about the sun
  • Students who struggle to understand their science teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra science resources

How It Works

  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover sun topics your student needs to learn or review.
  • Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about the sun.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands sun facts by administering the Sun for Elementary School chapter exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 3: The Sun for Elementary School
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Chromosphere of the Sun Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

1. Chromosphere of the Sun Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Have you ever seen a solar eclipse? If you have, you may have seen one of the hardest to see parts of the Sun's atmosphere - the chromosphere. Read this lesson to find out all about the chromosphere.

Corona of the Sun Lesson for Kids

2. Corona of the Sun Lesson for Kids

The sun has different layers, and the corona is the outermost layer of the atmosphere. Learn how bright and how hot the corona is compared to the surface of the sun, and find out when we can see the corona and what we might see.

Ionosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

3. Ionosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

In this lesson, you will learn about one of the layers of the atmosphere called the ionosphere. You will learn what the ionosphere is and why it is important.

Umbra & Penumbra Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

4. Umbra & Penumbra Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Umbra and penumbra sound like aliens from outer space, but they aren't. If you have ever been curious about a solar eclipse, then you need to know about them. They both have to do with light and shadows on Earth and in space.

Photosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

5. Photosphere Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

We might not notice, but the Sun rotates on an axis just like our Earth. How did scientists learn this? What does that have to do with the Sun's photosphere? Read this lesson to find out!

Solar Wind Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

6. Solar Wind Lesson for Kids: Definition & Facts

Did you know that our Sun has storms and wind? Solar wind is a normal and regular event that has some very interesting effects on Earth. If you'd like to learn more, read this lesson.

Analemma of the Sun Lesson for Kids

7. Analemma of the Sun Lesson for Kids

Have you ever noticed that the Sun looks like it's not in the same place at the same time every day? In this lesson, you'll find out why, what the pattern made by the Sun is called, and whether this happens on other planets.

Chapter Practice Exam
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