Format webThe sky show - The Sun

Discover our star: The Sun.  Observation of sunspots and solar eruptions with a solar telescope and electronic tablets. This workshop is also supported by a multimedia presentation. To observe the sun safely, is it possible?
With the help of our unique approach and a solar telescope, the students discover and observe the sun safely with a science instrument especially developed for observing the sun’s features.
This workshop comes right to your school and present a science instrument dedicated to the observation of the sun. Students learn about the evolution of optical instruments through the ages and how they transformed our knowledge of the Universe. The workshop is also supported by a multimedia presentation. Discover our star, the Sun. What is it made of, why does it shine? How does it compare to other stars of our galaxy. What are the different features that we can observe at the solar surface? These are some of the questions answered with the presentation.
To facilitate the use of ITC, ASTER proposes to teachers, various pre and post-visit activities. Explore science and technology in a concrete and fun way with ASTER.
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The skyshow - The sun


  Primary level
 Knowledge  1  2  3  4  5 6
Earth and space        
Explains that the sun is the main source of energy on Earth      star-16  star-16    
 Transmission of energy            
Describe thermal energy transmission mode through radiation.  star-16   star-16
 Force and motion            
Associates the cycle of day and night with the rotation of the Earth  star-16  star-16    
 Systems and interaction            
Describes the influence of the apparent position of the sun on the length of shadows  star-16   star-16        
Associates the sun with the idea of a star, the Earth with the idea of a planet and the moon with the idea a natural satellite  star-16   star-16        
Illustrates the formation of eclipses (lunar, solar)  star-16  star-16    
Recognize the Sun as a major component of the solar system and describe its main characteristics.  star-16  star-16
Learn how mankind’s understanding of the Universe evolved with time and how he developed his knowledge and comprehension of various phenomena.  star-16
Uses terminology related to an understanding of the sun and appropriately uses science tools and simple procedures.  star-16
Learn how different observing instruments have been developed and perfected through the ages.  star-16
Introduce the students to the handling and operation of new tools of ICT.  star-16


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