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KS3 Science & Maths - Breaking News!: Staring at the Sun

Information to help you create a science and maths news flash, mini-documentary or advert (year 8) - compiled by your Librarians.

Staring at the Sun

Sun - Illustration

Stimulus Questions

  • Why study the sun?

  • How can the sun affect satellites and power-grids on earth?

  • What is SOHO and what is its mission?

  • Can the ending in the movie ‘Knowing’ happen on Earth?

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End scene of the movie 'Knowing'

Why Do We Study the Sun?


SOHO Video

(Source of video: youtube)

Books in the Senior Library

What might happen if a super solar flare erupted