Virtual Junior Curators: Sun

March 2021's theme was the Sun!

Artist's conception of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun.Photo: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben.

Discover Earth's closest star!
Investigate how light and energy from the Sun affect life on Earth, how scientists explore the Sun, and more.

At Home Activities:
The links are all PDF documents. 

                    Example Solar Viewer: Piece of cardstock decorated with markers, with square of aluminum foil in the middle,               Hand holding an example model Solar Probe, made from a toilet paper tube, paper, and aluminum foil.          Hand threading beads on a pipecleaner,

Left to Right: Solar Viewer, Solar Probe, and UV Bracelet Examples (courtesy of NISEnet).

Watch a how-to video: Build a Model Solar Probe

Watch a how-to video: Make a Solar Viewer


For activities designed for kids ages 5 and under, go to our Virtual Early Explorers page.

For activities designed for the whole family, go to our Virtual Family Days page.

For more Sun activities, go to the Space Science Activities page.
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NASA Space Science Education Consortium logo.This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and  do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.