The Sun

Curriculum support5 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Understand how the Sun formed and what type of star it is.
Describe how nuclear fusion in the Sun occurs and how it creates heat and light.
Explain why the Sun is important for life on Earth.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

This short, snappy session gives students all they need to know on the Earth's closest star, the sun! In this class, students will gain a better understanding of the Sun and its relationship to the Earth as well as how the Sun emits light and heat by nuclear fusion. This class is aimed at students in Years 7 - 9 but is great for any student interested in the solar system!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all students in Years 7-9 or S1-S3. 

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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