Solar Week

Program Element / Activity Title:
Solar Week
E/PO Project Name:
Energy from the Sun
Contact Information:
UC Berkeley
Space Sciences Laboratory MC 7450
Berkeley CA 94720
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Short Description:

A twice-yearly week of online games, activities  and curriculum about the Sun for middle school and early high school students.  There is a special emphasis on engaging girls in science, but students of both genders are welcome. There is also an interactive element where students can ask questions of leading solar scientists (who are all female) on an online bulletin board. Solar Week takes place each fall and spring, during the latter parts of October and March.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
A week of online curriculum, games and activities about the Sun for grades 5-9,
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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
  • Better Serve Groups Historically Under-represented in STEM Fields