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DIY Sun Science App

DIY Sun Science for iPhones/iPads is designed to make it easy for families and educators to learn about the Sun anywhere, anytime.

DESCRIPTION

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

DIY Sun Science includes 15 easy-to-use hands-on activities to learn about the Sun and its important relationship with Earth. Learn how to cook in a solar oven, measure the size of the Sun, or explore shadows in model Moon craters! Each activity includes step-by-step instructions that have been tested by educators, kids, and families. Activity materials are easily available and inexpensive.

SUN OBSERVATORY

Use DIY Sun Science to view live images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO satellite in the Sun Observatory. Afterwards, you can learn more about the solar activity you observed and test your new knowledge. 

IMAGES AND VIDEOS

See awe-inspiring images of the Sun from NASA’s Earth and space observatories! Learn about the different features of the Sun and how scientists are studying it. You can even watch NASA videos of the Sun from the past 48 hours.

While originally released in 2016, the app underwent a major update in 2022 that added new activities and a complete Spanish translation.

PRINTABLES

PDF versions of hands-on activities are also available for download in both English and Spanish.

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DESCRIPTION

HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

DIY Sun Science includes 15 easy-to-use hands-on activities to learn about the Sun and its important relationship with Earth. Learn how to cook in a solar oven, measure the size of the Sun, or explore shadows in model Moon craters! Each activity includes step-by-step instructions that have been tested by educators, kids, and families. Activity materials are easily available and inexpensive.

SUN OBSERVATORY

Use DIY Sun Science to view live images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO satellite in the Sun Observatory. Afterwards, you can learn more about the solar activity you observed and test your new knowledge. 

IMAGES AND VIDEOS

See awe-inspiring images of the Sun from NASA’s Earth and space observatories! Learn about the different features of the Sun and how scientists are studying it. You can even watch NASA videos of the Sun from the past 48 hours.

While originally released in 2016, the app underwent a major update in 2022 that added new activities and a complete Spanish translation.

PRINTABLES

PDF versions of hands-on activities are also available for download in both English and Spanish.

APP Download

JUMP TO BROWSE RELATED RESOURCES

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2022
OWNING INSTITUTION

The app is developed by UC Berkeley’s The Lawrence Hall of Science, the Children's Creativity Museum, and Sciencenter.

Permissions: All hands-on activities are available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).View more details. However, the DIY Sun Science App software does NOT fall under this Creative Commons license.

FUNDING

This work was supported by NASA under award numbers NNX10AE05G and 80NSSC21M0082. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs are those of the author and do not reflect the views of NASA.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

NISE Network products are developed through an iterative collaborative process that includes scientific review, peer review, and visitor evaluation in accordance with an inclusive audiences approach. Products are designed to be easily edited and adapted for different audiences under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. To learn more, visit our Development Process page.

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