Every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week has provided a week-long series of web-based educational classroom activities and games for students with a focus on our dynamic Sun and its effects on Earth. Students learn about solar eclipses, sunspots, solar flares, and solar storms through a series of activities, games, and lessons.
Solar week is ideal for students studying the solar system, the stars, or astronomy in general, and now Solar Week features a day on solar energy. It is also for students wondering what it is like to be a scientist, and considering possible career choices. After doing the activities, students can interact on the bulletin board with leading scientists at the forefront of Sun-Earth research. Solar week is a collaboration between University of California, Berkeley and Rice University. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Af2UK4.