The Stanford SOLAR Center is a project of the Solar Oscillations Investigation Team at Stanford and "is dedicated to sharing the joy and excitement of solar science exploration" by providing resources, activities, and projects for the classroom. Several quality educational lesson plans are provided on the site with titles such as Effects of the Sun on Our Planet, Build Your Own Spectroscope, What is Ultraviolet Light?, The Spinning Sun, Solar Math!, Magnetism and the Sun, Sunspot Races, and more. Each contains a summary of the activity, its objectives, suggested grade level, and downloadable resources, all culminating in a easy-to-use resource that would be a welcome addition to any science curriculum.


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