The sun is the center of our solar system. It's a star, an extremely large star, which is about 109 times the size of the Earth. Scientists estimate that the sun formed about 4.57 billion years ago.

Since the beginning of time, humans have attributed much significance to the sun. It's been the center of religions, mythology and of course, it sustains life on our planet. The sun also has a direct impact on our weather, our bodies and our culture.

Resources to Teach Young Students about the Sun

If you don't have a pending eclipse to wow your students with, you can have them create a model of the sun, the earth and the moon and perform their own eclipse. Fun activities, clip art and worksheets all help children learn.

Teacher Planet has worksheets, lesson plans, clip art and more and they're all devoted to teaching young students about the sun. There's also a wealth of resources for teaching about the sun along with units to explore and use this school year. Take advantage of teaching resources at Teacher Planet and bring the sun to the center of your classroom.