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        The Sun, a Real Star

        Children learn about the layers of the Sun and discover how Earth's magnetosphere acts like a giant shield to protect us from all kinds of space weather from the Sun’s activity in this eClip episode from NASA’s Our World.

        To view the Teaching Tips for this media gallery, go to Support Materials below. This resource was developed through WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project, in collaboration with NASA. Click here for the full collection of resources.

        The Sun, a Real Star - Full

        Catchy graphics and friendly narration comparing space storms to “solar sneezes” and Earth's magnetosphere to a giant protective handkerchief make this explanation of the Sun’s structure and introduction to solar weather accessible to young children.

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        The Sun, a Real Star

        This beginning clip from the full video focuses on the importance of the Sun to life on Earth and names the various layers of the Sun: the core, the photosphere (or “visible surface”), and the corona.

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