The Sun - That's Hot STEM Class

by  Long Island Science Center

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Is the sun a mass of incandescent gas? Learn interesting
facts about the sun, its role in our solar system, and how it affects us here
on earth. Students gain an understanding of the cultural and historical
significance of solar eclipses. Content and project will vary based on grade

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About This Program


Point to Point: $225.00
By Request: $225.00


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Pre-K Students, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Culture, Sciences, STEM

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Microsoft TeamsWe can use the organizations platform of choice

Booking Information

Programs are available from 8am-7pm EST

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellations made less than 4 weeks out from your reserved date will be subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Cancellations made less than 2 weeks out are subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Date rescheduling may be done up to 2 weeks before your reserved date. Rescheduling done less than 2 weeks before your date will be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

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Long Island Science Center

Riverhead, NY
United States

Today's students - tomorrow's innovators! The Long Island Science Center is a 501(c)3 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics)  Learning Museum with a mission to prepare young people for the challenges of a 21st century economy built on advanced technology and innovation. We have provided STEAM based programs to students in schools and libraries in the New York Area since 1995. Our programs have been delivered to more than 350,000 students.

We ignite curiosity, fuel creativity and unlock the passion for problem-solving and discovery with hands-on STEAM curricula, programs, and interactive experiences designed to cultivate future leaders and engaged citizens.

Education Department

Program Details


1. The program starts with a discussion about the sun and what role it plays here on earth.
2. The educator will show a slide show to further demonstrate interesting information about the sun and out solar system.
3. The students will learn about eclipses and hear cultural and historical stories that highlight meaning attributed to the sudden disappearance of the sun.
4. The students will make an age appropriate project.
5. If time allows, we take questions.


- discuss the movements of the sun, moon, and planets and recognize patterns.
- gain an understanding of how the sun affects the earth through light, heat, energy, gravity, and chemical interactions.
- explore the role the sun plays in the solar system and give perspective on size and relative distances in the solar system
- engage in a discussion of solar eclipses and their cultural and historic significance

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS1A 3-5 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A 6-8 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A 9-12 -- The universe and its stars
ESS1A K-2 -- The univese and its stars
ESS1B 3-5 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B 6-8 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B 9-12 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS1B K-2 -- Earth and the solar system
ESS2D 3-5 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D 6-8 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D 9-12 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D K-2 -- Weather and climate
PS2A 3-5 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 6-8 -- Forces and motion
PS2A 9-12 -- Forces and motion
PS2A K-2 -- Forces and motion
PS3A 3-5 -- Definitions of energy
PS3A 6-8 -- Definitions of energy
PS3A 9-12 -- Definitions of energy
PS3D 3-5 -- Energy in chemical proceses and everyday life
PS3D 6-8 -- Energy in chemical proceses and everyday life
PS3D 9-12 -- Energy in chemical proceses and everyday life
PS3D K-2 -- Energy in chemical proceses and everyday life
PS4B 3-5 -- Electromagnetic radiation
PS4B 6-8 -- Electromagnetic radiation
PS4B 9-12 -- Electromagnetic radiation
PS4B K-2 -- Electromagnetic radiation

State Standards

NYS NGSS Learning Standards: P-ESS1-1, P-PS3-1, 1-ESS1-2, 1-PS4-2, 4-PS3-4, 4-ESS3-1, 5-PS3-1, 5-ESS1-1, MS-PS2-4, MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-2, MS-ESS1-3, MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS2-6, HS-ESS1-7