Family Guide to the Sun
A Family Guide to the Sun is an innovative
collection of puzzles, pictures, poetry and
projects all designed to stimulate enjoyable
co-learning experiences between kids aged
6-13 and the caring adults in their lives.
The Guide assumes little or no prior knowledge
about the Sun or astronomy in general, and
in fact addresses many popular misconceptions.
It focuses on four general themes:
The Sun as a star
The Sun’s connection to life on
The Sun’s “motion” in the
The Sun’s 11-year cycle of activity
The Guide includes several innovative activities
that engage multiple learning modes, a
detailed FAQ, a glossary, and tips for
adults on guiding
inquiry-based learning experiences, as
well as dynamic imagery, and fun elements
as cartoon host characters, Solar Max and
Solar Minnie. The goal of the Family Guide
to the Sun, and of all of SSI's Family
Guides to hot topics in space science,
is to creatively
combine play and learning to make science
fun and accessible to all learners.
Version - 2.28mb PDF
the sun with Solar Max and Solar Minnie. Play
games, figure out puzzles, and venture through
the Sun maze!