How I Use It
The activities are great to post on the school website and encourage parents to do with their students at home. While it is designed for upper elementary and middle school students, I have used several of the activities, such as Making a Prism and Measuring the Sun's Size, to engage my high school earth science students at the beginning of a lesson.
DIY Sun Science is an app that contains several different hands-on activities for students to do, all designed to learn more about the Sun. While the activities require outside materials, the set-up and procedures are well-written and easy to follow. I have used these as small group activities. The high quality follow-up videos are produced by NASA, and explain the concepts deeper than have been introduced by the hands-on activity. The app was posted on our school website (K-12) and several parents of elementary and middle school students commented that they appreciated the opportunity to engage in these activities with their children. While the activities can be used as stand-alone experiences, they can be integrated into a more complex unit of instruction.