Lunar and Planetary Institute

The Sun and Solar Characteristics

In Texas, teachers are expected to teach about the Sun as a characteristic of the Sun.

3.11 D The student is expected to describe the characteristics of the Sun
6.13 A The student is expected to identify characteristics of objects in our solar system including the Sun, planets, meteorites, comets, asteroids, and moons
8.10 B The student is expected to describe interactions among solar, weather, and ocean systems

Preliminary Concepts
In order to understand the Sun,...

Misconceptions and Educational Research

Activities about the Sun and Solar Characteristics

Content Resources for the Pre-Service Educator

Potential Questions or Issues