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Posted on September 20, 2018 - 2:27 PM CDT

10/22/2018 (Mon)- 2:00 AM to 10/26/2018 - 2:00 AM CDT

Tags: After School | Informal | Middle School | Curriculum / Lesson Plan / Activity | Website | Heliophysics

Event information

Invite your class or after-school group to join us for Fall 2018 Solar Week, October 22-26th


Please join us for Solar Week/ Fall 2018, October 22-26th — a lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth ages 11-14 — including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games, and featuring an online interactive discussion board where your class or group can submit a question to leading solar scientists. At some point during the week, we will also feature a 30-minute live youth-oriented webinar for more interaction with a chosen scientist. With a major NASA mission heading closer to the sun than ever before, these are exciting times for sun-related science!

Every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week has provided a week-long series of web-based curriculum, group activities and games geared for youth with a focus on our dynamic sun and its effects on Earth. Students/participants learn about solar eclipses, sunspots, aurora, solar flares and storms throughout the week.

Solar Week is ideal for those who are interested in the solar system, the stars, space weather or astronomy in general. It's for youth wondering what it's like to be a scientist and pondering possible career choices; Solar Week particularly encourages girls in science, but welcomes all young people. Participation makes for a fun computer lab activity as well. After doing the activities, participants can interact on the bulletin board with leading scientists at the forefront of Sun-Earth research. It’s a great place for anyone interested in our nearest star, the Sun!

Note: Teachers and group leaders, please read the FAQs before your group submits a question to the bulletin board. you will find information and answers on how to ask a good question and other useful tips. http://multiverse.ssl.berkeley.edu/Solar-Week/Ask-A-Question  

You may contact us at solarweek@solarweek.org