Earth's Energy Source: Links for Students
The Virtual Sun
Take a virtual tour of the sun and learn about its physical features. You will see images and animations of solar flares, sun spots, magnetic fields, and solar eclipses, as well as learn about the science behind the sun and its influence on the solar system.
Features: Graphics/Multimedia, Data Sources, Inquiry Materials
A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
Looking for a great place to start in your investigation of Earth's energy source, the Sun? This site is loaded with content, links, and more.
Sun's Heat Powers Weather
How does the sun power our weather? This simple animation and description provide the answer to this critical concept in meteorology.
Science with NOAA Research: Solar Events
Solar events cause geomagnetic storms that can interfere with radio transmission, satellite reception, and airplane communications. Knowing about the storms, their effects, and how we can predict them, can help us in many ways worldwide.
Features: Hands-on Investigation, Lesson Ideas, Graphics/Multimedia, Assessment