KaBlam!: Why Does The Sun Shine?
  • Astronomy → Astrophysics → Solar Physics

This song explains facts about the Sun, such as its composition, mass, and distance from the earth. It is important to note that there is one inaccuracy in this video: the Sun is plasma, not gas.

Public Discussion Questions

  1. (before viewing): When I start the timer (60 seconds), write down everything you know about the Sun.
  2. (after viewing): Was the video consistent with what you already know/think about the Sun? Make a list of new facts and discrepancies.
  3. Why does the Sun shine?

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  • Elin
    over 2 years ago
    I play this clip followed by "Why Does the Sun Really Shine?" by They Might Be Giants (explains their error and that the Sun is actually a plasma, not gas). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLkGSV9WDMA
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