Learning about the Sun

Learning Target:
I can identify and compare the physical characteristics of the Sun, Earth, and Moon.

Think about these questions today as you learn about the sun:

  • How far away is the sun?
  • What is the sun made of?
  • How hot is the Sun?
  • What makes the sun shine?
  • How long does it take for Earth to orbit the sun?
  • Why do the sun and moon appear to be the same size in the sky?
  • How are the sun and earth alike?
  • How are the sun and earth different?


  • starSun Image
  • orbit
  • rotate
  • atmosphere
  • sunspot
  • solar flare
  • core
  • photosphere
  • chromosphere
  • corona

Online resources:

If you have extra time, you can continue learning using these resources: