Major Funding The Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation


Sun: Sun Basics

Sun: Parker Solar Probe

Sun: Size & Rotation

Sun: Orbits

Sun: Magnetic Fields

  • Sun Basics
  • |
  • Parker Solar Probe
  • |
  • Size & Rotation
  • |
  • Orbits
  • |
  • Magnetic Fields
Sun ['sən]
A huge ball of gas, the star in the center of our solar system

The sun is the star that provides the Earth with heat and light. The planets in the solar system revolve around the sun.

Find out more about this topic by clicking on the buttons on this page. Videos will take you to our videos on this topic. Facts will tell you more about the topic. Links will expand your learning beyond our site. Glossary gives you a list of specialized words. Books offer reading suggestions. Games give you a chance to play. Teachers provides material for educators. Archive takes you to video files of past shows not on our current player. Contact us to email us questions or comments. View the current season's schedule of topics, learn more about the scientists who helped on this topic and be sure to check out my blog.

Explore the site and explore your universe!

Click on a Topic:

Ages Past
Earth Science
Human Body
Science Fundamentals

The Sun

Find Your Local Station

© 2020 Idaho Public Televison

Idaho State Board of Education, an agency of the State of Idaho