A science experiment which explores the sun as a heat source.
The sun is a star. It is the largest object in our solar system. Through the process of nuclear fusion, the sun produces light energy and heat energy. This energy travels outwards from the
surface of the sun towards Earth.
This Earth and Space Sciences experiment allows students to investigate if the sun produces heat.
Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment in small groups, then complete the worksheet provided.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Earth and space
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions ab...
- Working scientifically
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