What role does the Sun play in our Solar System? A big one—both in size and importance. Our Sun is a 4.5 billion year old star at the center of our Solar System. It's gravity holds our Solar System together, keeping everything from planets to small pieces of debris, in orbit around it.

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Fun with Shadow Puppets

    Grab your flashlight and join museum educator Ann Caspari as she demonstrates how to make sun and star shaped shadow puppets

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WnlPCkY4SM&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=19 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Sun, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Sun’s Star Friends

    In this story; the Sun visits their star friends that can be found in our neighborhood of the Milky Way.

    https://youtu.be/QAKCcYAdAxg Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Science, Astronomy, Stars, Sun

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    E.Z. Science: Exploring the X-ray Universe

    By studying X–rays in deep space; we can learn about some of the most violent and extreme objects in the universe; such as black holes and the remains of stars that have exploded

    https://youtu.be/tBbdtV53OSc Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Dwarf planets, Exoplanets, Science, Space, Solar System, Stars, Sun, Telescopes

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    E.Z. Science: Our Favorite Star — The Sun

    Discover how spacecraft such as NASA’s Parker Solar Probe are exploring the wonders of our closest star.

    https://youtu.be/Zx4uqkgLyUE Grade 3, Grade 5, Grade 4, Grade 7, Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 Science, Solar System, Space, Sun, Uncrewed spaceflight

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    STEM in 30: At Home Astronomy: How You Can Observe the Night Sky

    No matter where you live; there are things to observe in the night sky. In this episode learn how you can become a night sky observer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YMhYIhVLqU Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8 Astronomy, Stars, Sun, Moon (Earth), Women

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    Try This at Home: Make Your Own Rainbow!

    Learn about the science of rainbows and prisms in a way that you can try at home!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Z7naTyWtk Art, Science, Sun

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