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Archive: NSTA Science Update: Our Past, Present, and Future Sun, June 18, 2019

The SunThe sun is an average star in an average galaxy, floating in a universe that is perhaps only one of an infinite number of universes. As diminutive as this might sound, it is chiefly responsible for all life on Earth, the wind and the rain, the environment of space, and in shaping the design and composition of the entire solar system. In this science update, we looked at the role the sun has played in shaping the many bodies in the solar system, the impact it has on life, technology, and society, and its future among the stars.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I loved this seminar. It was not too challenging for me to understand, yet not so simple that I didn't gain anything from it. It was nice to hear from an expert!"
  • "I thought the graphics were outstanding! I particularly enjoyed the wavelength graphic and learned that the universe looks different dependent upon which wavelength you’re looking at it with. Each wavelength allows you to probe differently. Thank you for another fabulous seminar!"
  • "I've learned more about our sun. I am teaching this unit to grade 5 students this coming year and I intend to show them a couple of the video clips."
  • "Seeing the images generated at different wavelengths really helps to define that we need to look at much more than our eyes will show us. The use of technology tools to advance our understanding is critical. This is a piece that I will really emphasize with my students."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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