Education and
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at the Lunar and Planetary Institute

Sun Activities

“Coyote Makes the Sun” and the accompanying science story explore how our Sun came to be and why it shines. The resources listed below will help children further explore our Sun.

Share the Story
Retell the Native American story “ Coyote Makes the Sun,” along with the science story, to reinforce children's understanding of how our Sun formed.

Drawing Conclusions: A Star is Born!
Illustrate our Sun's formation as told in “ Coyote Makes the Sun” and the science story.

Sun-Earth Connections
Explore how our Sun impacts our world.

The Heat Is On
Investigate the influence of our Sun as a heat source and develop an understanding of the way in which different materials store thermal energy.

Amazing Rays
Experience light and heat as separate components of our Sun's energy.