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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)


Terms and Conditions of HE Unboxed

Important Information

Thank you for your interest in the HE Unboxed Resources. Before completing this booking form, please make sure you have read, understood, and agree to ALL the terms and conditions. If you have any questions or queries, please contact the School and College Liaison (SCL) Team on 01509 222488 or email

Terms and Conditions

Below sets out the terms and conditions for schools, colleges and organisations utilising Loughborough University’s HE Unboxed programme. Terms and conditions apply to all of the boxes and resources within the HE Unboxed Global and HE at Home programme. All material provided as part of these resources are the intellectual property of Loughborough University. By agreeing to the terms and conditions, you agree not to share or replicate the provided resources for either personal or commercial use.

Data Protection

Loughborough University is committed to supporting the data protection rights of its data subjects, including, but not limited to, students, staff, alumni and other stakeholders, as well as potential students and visitors attending events hosted by the University.

For information about how we use personal data, see our privacy notices.

The University needs to collect, manage, and use personal data about its present, former, and potential members and stakeholders in order to support and provide education, employment, research and innovation, and meet our legal and regulatory obligations to sector bodies and government.

Evaluation Data

Loughborough is committed to increasing the number of underrepresented groups entering Higher Education. As such, it is of paramount importance to us that we continue to demonstrate engagement with the following groups:

  • Children in low participation neighbourhoods (LPN’s)
  • Children with learning differences and mental health conditions
  • Looked after children (LAC) and young carers.

Funding for the HE Unboxed programme depends on schools completing the data sheets provided by the SCL team on booking. As such, all bookings are provisional only until the data sheets sent out by the SCL team have been completed and returned by the school. Please note, data collection sheets within two weeks of booking a resource.

Any data collected will be used solely for purpose of evaluating the impact of the HE Unboxed programme.

All data will be processed as per the University Data Protection policy and access to this data limited to and monitored by designated members of university staff. Data process via EMWPREP will be retained for a period of 3 years, to assist in the tracking of children progressing to further study and Higher Education.

Use of items:

All equipment provided through HE Unboxed has passed Loughborough University’s required safety checks, and where required, safety equipment has been provided.

Therefore, Loughborough University is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst using the equipment listed for use within HE Unboxed activity. The resources and materials provided should not be reproduced or redistributed beyond your own school without the permission of Loughborough University.