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Invite your classroom to join us for the Fall 2014 Solar Week
Oct 27-31, 2014
www.solarweek.org

Please join us for Solar Week/Fall 2014, Oct 27-31 a lively week of online activities and curriculum for students about the Sun, including games and lesson plans for the whole week. In addition, theres a an online interactive message board where your classroom can submit a question to leading solar scientists.

Every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week has provided a weeklong series of Web-based educational classroom activities and games geared for upper elementary, middle and early high school students with a focus on our dynamic Sun and its effects on Earth. Students learn about solar eclipses, sunspots, solar flares and solar storms through a series of activities, games, and lessons.

Solar Week is ideal for students studying the solar system, the stars, or astronomy in general, and now we feature a day on solar energy. It's also for kids wondering what it's like being a scientist, and pondering possible career choices. Participation makes for a fun computer lab activity as well. After doing the activities, students can interact on the bulletin board with leading scientists at the forefront of Sun-Earth research. Its a great place for any student interested in our nearest star, the Sun!

Note: Teachers, please read the FAQs before your class submits a question to the bulletin board. http://www.solarweek.org/CS/p/873/1458.aspx#1458 (There you will find information and answers on how to ask a good question and other useful tips.) You can contact us at solarweek@solarweek.org