May. 07, 2015


by Ariel Zych

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We want you to explain to us what the Sun does.
Here’s how:
  1. Learn something interesting about what the sun does.
  2. Do your best to explain what you’ve learned about the sun.
  3. Share your explanation with the hashtag #ExplainTheSun
Here's a little inspiration...
  • We asked scientists and other solar-interested folks to answer the question: What does the sun do? See their responses here.
  • Make your own UV light detector in this activity from the Lawrence Hall of Science.
  • Watch videos, read articles, and listen to interviews about the sun in Science Friday's Sun Science Collection on PBS Learning Media.
  • Listen to our launch on Science Friday, May 8th
For more information on ways to #ExplainTheSun and how to share your explanation, click here.

Eclipse through sunglasses with iPhone. #eclipse #analogphotog #radbuddha

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Galileo's sunspot drawings, via It's Okay to be Smart
About Ariel Zych

Ariel is Science Friday's education manager. She is a former teacher and scientist who spends her free time making food, watching arthropods, and being outside. You can follow her @arieloquent

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