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May. 28, 2015

Solar Convection

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use hot and cold water to see how fluids at different temperatures move around in convection currents in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

convection, solar, photosphere, chemistry, light, heat, liquid, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays

May. 21, 2015

Map Sun Trails

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use photosensitive paper to make a map of the path of sunlight on the earth in this activity from the Lawrence Hall of Science.

chemistry, solar, photosphere, photosensitive paper, light, heat, chemical change, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays

May. 13, 2015

Spot the Sunspots

By Lawrence Hall of Science

Use binoculars or a telescope to identify and track sunspots. You’ll need a bright sunny day for this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

sunspot, solar, photosphere, magnetic field, magnetosphere, light, heat, liquid, fluid, heat transfer, sun, rays, solar observation, astronomy, technology

May. 08, 2015

Make a UV Detector

By Lawrence Hall of Science

On a bright, sunny day, use tonic water to detect ultraviolet (UV) light from the Sun in this DIY Sun Science Activity from Lawrence Hall of Science.

UV light, chemistry, refraction, light, absorption, sunlight, sun, rays, waves

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