Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Goddard Space Flight Center

Transit of Venus, Sun-Earth Day 2012


This collection of lesson plans and 'easy to do' activities are just the hook you need to bring the science of Space Weather to your students. Here you can do everything from building an edible model of the sun to learning how to make a real space weather broadcast!

To enhance your lessons visit the Multimedia Center where you can find a variety of exciting materials including interactive children's books, multimedia viewers, games and our interactive timeline called, "Sun Watchers Through Time".

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA):

The Learning Center is NSTA's e-professional development portal designed to help teachers address their content and classroom needs. With over 6,000 resources, 25% of which are free, and a suite of tools to organize, personalize, and document teachers'' professional development growth, NSTA can help!

Access one or more of the Learning Center's FREE e-PD resources and enhance your knowledge about this year's theme.

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During intense solar flares, astronauts see bright flashing streaks of light as a result of high-energy particles zipping through their eyeballs.