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What Do You Know About the Sun?

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Young students (Pre-K to 2nd grade) have the opportunity to learn about different ways that scientists study the sun. Special thanks to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for their contributions to this video. >
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Light and Shadows
Arrow to the Sun: A Pubelo Indian Tale, Gerlad McDermott
• Eyewitness: Light,
Davis Burnie
• Guess Whose Shadow?,
Stephen R. Swinburne
• I Love My Shadow!/¡Me Gusta Mi Sombra!,
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Light and Shadow (Yellow Umbrella Books), Susan Ring
Light, Shadows, Mirrors and Rainbows (Amazing Science), Natalie M. Boyd
Light: What is a Shadow? (Science Starters), Jim Pipe
Moonbear’s Shadow, Frank Asch
My Shadow, Robert Louis Stevenson (illustrated poems)
Nine O’Clock Lullaby, Marilyn Singer
Oscar and the Moth: A Book about Light and Dark, Geoff Waring
• Shadow Night, Kay Chorao
Shadows and Reflections, Tana Hoben
Shadows: What a Funny Shape!, Ben Nussbaum and Kathy Waugh
The Art of Hand Shadows, Albert Almoznino
The Sun is my Favorite Star, Frank Asch
What Makes a Shadow (Let’s Read and Find Out Science 1), Clyde Robert Bulla and Jume Otani
What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees, Nancy Tafuri
Who’s There? A Bedtime Shadow Book, Heather Zschock
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, Elphinstone Dayrell
One World, One Sky Teacher Guide from Sesame Street

Moon and Sun
The Sun is my Favorite Star, Frank Asch
What the Sun Sees/What the Moon Sees, Nancy Tafuri
Who’s There? A Bedtime Shadow Book, Heather Zschock
Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky, Elphinstone Dayrell
Arrow to the Sun: A Pubelo Indian Tale, Gerlad McDermott
Sea of Tranquility, Mark Haddon
Faces of the Moon, Bob Crelin
Man on the Moon, Anastasia Suen
The Moon Over Star, Dianna Hutts Aston
If You Decide to Go to the Moon, Faith McNulty
Comets, Stars the Moon and Mars, Douglas Florian
Moontellers: Myths of the Moon from Around the World, Lynn Moroney
Moonshort, Brian Floca
Moonbeam Bear, Rolf Fanger and Ulrike Moltgen
Cabbage Moon, Tim Chadwick
Zoo in the Sky, Jacqueline Mitton
• Zodiac; Celestial Circle of the Sun, Jacqueline Mitton
• Starry Messenger, Peter Sis
• The Moon Seems to Change, Franklyn M. Branley
• Mooncake,
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• What the Moon is Like,
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• What Makes Day And Night,
Franklyn M. Branley

Last Updated December 27, 2011

Alabama Course of Study

Alabama Course of Studies (2005)
Science


Grade: K
2.) Identify the sun as Earth's source of light and heat.
•  Predicting the effect of the sun on living and nonliving things
•  Identifying relationships between light and shadows
•  Predicting the occurrence of shadows
10.) Identify objects observed in the day sky with the unaided eye, including the sun, clouds, moon, and rainbows.

Grade: 2
11.) Identify basic components of our solar system, including the sun, planets, and Earth's moon.

Page last updated January 24, 2012

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  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Web-Interactive Field Trips
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Publix
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • Publix
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting