Sun (junior)

Where can I find information about the Sun?

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Entry last updated: 22/11/21

Introduction

The sun is at the centre of the Solar System. It is a round ball of hot plasma.The Earth orbits around the sun, which gives us warmth and light. The sun is much bigger than the earth.

General websites

These websites will help you learn about the sun.

Britannica School

Britannica School is one of the EPIC databases. EPIC is a collection of reliable resources covering lots of different topics.

  • Ask the teacher or librarian to help you find the website and log in.
  • Enter 'sun' into the search bar.
  • Select the article called Sun.
  • Explore other articles if you want more information.
Tips: To get to the EPIC resources you will need a password from your school librarian first. Or you can chat with one of our AnyQuestions librarians between 1 and 6pm Monday to Friday and they will help you online. Some EPIC databases may also be available through your public library.

DK Findout!

This website has information on a wide range of topics, including the sun. It has lots of quick facts and great pictures.

  • Enter the keyword 'sun' into the search bar.
  • Select The Sun.
  • Explore the page to learn all about the sun.
Tips: Search words, or keywords, are the most important words in our question. Usually it’s better to leave out small words like ‘the’, ‘a’ and ‘of’ and just choose the main ones, eg sun. We can always change our keywords or add more if we need to.

Elementary (Gale in Context)

This website has information on lots of topics and is written for primary school students. It has plenty of pictures and interesting facts.

  • Enter the keyword 'sun' into the search bar to find the Sun topic page.
  • Select Keep Reading to read an article about the Sun, or go down the page to see different types of information.
Tips: Many web pages have links to further information or to other recommended sites. Following these links is a great way to find out more. This searching method is called “pearl growing” because you are picking up pieces of sand to make a beautiful pearl!

Books

You will find books about the sun in your school library or public library. Here are some titles to help you begin your search:

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