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This session aims to enable students to make their own solar observations and understand how magnetic reactions are producing bursts of energy on the surface of the sun. In addition, the session will also explore how much energy is absorbed by earth, and how humanity has adapted technology to utilise the sun’s energy as a source of power.

Curriculum links

  • GCSE Science (Space physics)
  • Extracurricular (Also suitable for lunchtime and after-school clubs)

Equipment requirements

  • Powerpoint Presentation (provided)
  • Worksheet (Provided)
  • Pen & Paper
  • Electronic device with internet access (For YouTube videos and web links)