Watch out Explosions! Workshop for 7-9-year-olds

This workshop is all about explosions on the Sun. We offer it for 7-9 year-old children, guiding them from directly looking at the Sun with eclipse glasses through observation with, firstly, simple, then more sophisticated telescopes and finally satellite images, always in search for explosions. During the two hours workshop, kids create their own magnetic Sun with sunspots, magnetic loops, explosions and solar storms.

The content is similar to the first workshop, but even more simplified. We use some of the same materials such as the magnets in wooden blocks, the iron filing frame and the explosive / not explosive magnetograms.


WORKSHOP

The slides may guide you throught the workshop. This is the most simple version of the presentation. Hanna uses this one. Marco’s version has more slides, in particular some great sunspot and AIA171 videos. However, keep the content as simple and directly experiencable as you can and try to give the kids as active a role as you can.

Transcript

THE MAGNETIC SUN

ADD-ONS FOR THE MAGNETIC SUN

THE VERY ACTIVE MAGNETIC SUN!

Magnetic Sun to take home

Every child makes a magnetic Sun to take home and explain to his/her family all about what he/she has learnt about the Sun.

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