• Levels 1-2
  • 25 Jun 2023
  • 1 min read

Our amazing sun

Ko te Rā mīharo

The Sun is our closest star. It is huge, very hot, bright and provides us with all the heat and light on earth. The heat and light energy from the sun is created from physical reactions in its core. The intense pressure and heat inside the sun causes hydrogen atoms to go through a process of nuclear fusion to convert to helium. 

Within this resource, students will learn and share ideas about why the sun is important in our lives and its many uses. They will investigate heat and light from the sun and make observations about the physical effects of sunlight. They will explore and describe shadows and changes to objects with and without the heat and light from the sun.