The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit

The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
The Sun Lesson- Printable and Digital Astronomy Unit
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This digital and printable product includes a digital link to make a copy of my lesson on our Sun! The product will provide you a digital link where you will be asked to make a copy of my lesson. The lesson will include the following: Cornell notes (editable version provided in PowerPoint), an activity, a PDF presentation on the lesson, and a mini quiz built into the presentation. This product is part of my Solar System Astronomy Unit Bundle- Printable and Digital Interactive Notebook, which includes four other lessons, editable assessments on Socrative, a "Journey to our Solar System" project, and more!

This no-prep digital and printable lesson (prints on 8.5 X 11 inch paper) brings the use of technology into the classroom. By using an instructional web tool-- Google Drive, Google Classroom, Microsoft OneDrive, or a learning management system—your class can go paperless! Digital I.N.B. allows students to access, edit and even print files using the web from any computer or mobile device with internet access. There is no need to print, cut or glue unless you choose to (pages are formatted to fit into a notebook)! Students type directly into the text box section, add images directly from web, and then submit digitally. Students get college readiness and become 21st century learners!

The following topics are covered in this lesson:

• Core

• Radiative Zone

• Convection Zone

• Photosphere

• Chromosphere

• Corona

• Sunspot

• Flares

• Prominences

• Solar Wind




Two true or false statements are used to identify what students know, what they think they know, and what they will learn. A presentation follows along printable lesson. An answer key is provided. Each anticipation guide question follows their according Cornell and presentation to review the answer and acts as a warm-up.


Cornell notes are provided and are editable. A set of instructions for using Close reading are provided, but is optional. A presentation follows the Cornell notes and can be used to lead whole class, direct instruction. A summary section is included where students answer essential questions.


An acrostic poem activity follows the Cornell notes in order to support and reinforce students' understanding of the content and provide students an opportunity to think critically by creating something new with the input received from the notes. There are three criteria: written portion, art, and reflection. An “excellent" point component encourage students to complete work on time demonstrating critical thinking.


Presentation guides direct instruction as students follow along and complete their Cornell notes. Presentation revisits anticipation guide statements at the beginning of the lesson and at the end (serves also as warm-up), has built-in mini quiz at the end of each lesson to check for understanding (5 multiple choice questions with answers), pictures to help learn the material, and starter sentences to support students complete the summary section of their Cornell notes.


For easy grading, simply attach this lesson to your Google Classroom where you can leave comments and grade instantly or print out and provide an optional interactive notebooks! It’s that easy--I don’t take any grading home and I’m out the door when the bell rings after school!



  1. Make sure to extract file in order to open the zipped file.
  2. Purchase license to share if more than one teacher will be using this product. Keep in mind this product took time to create with the teacher and student in mind. Read and abide by the terms of use.
  3. To view the presentation, open the PDF, click on “View” and then on “Full Screen Mode.”
  4. This product is not completely editable, except for the Cornell notes.



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6 pages
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Teaching Duration
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