Produced by triple science support, this quick guide looks at the Sun, our local star and our main provider of energy. As our most important star, scientists are keen to understand how the Sun works and what effects it might have on other objects in the solar system.

The quick guide is a simplified summary of complex ideas for the busy practitioner teaching out of subject or needing a refresher. This is a resource produced by current experts in the field of astronomy to provide teachers with an understanding of current scientific thinking which they can apply in the classroom.

This resource has been included in this collection for teachers’ use, however it may contain some information, particularly relating to Government policy, which is now out of date.

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