Temple University’s College of Science and Technology (CST) and STEM Ed Network is proud to introduce FunScience Productions, the interactive program focused on providing free high-quality science lessons. Every episode brings a series of engaging demonstrations that enlighten students and teachers about the world around them in a fascinating way. The demonstrations are available in a broad range of topics including earth and space science, physical science, life science and, engineering practices. FunScience Productions highly benefits from FunScience Demos, founded by Dr. George Mehler, Assistant Professor CST with the support of ASM & CST. FunScience Productions also delivers episodes under the direction of Dr. Susan Jansen Varnum, Senior Associate Dean CST and Professor of Chemistry; and Surya Prayaga, a current Master’s degree student in Information Science & Technology with co-stars from the STEM-Ed Network and TUteach program.
On this edition of FunScience, hosts Adrian Hopkins and Haleigh Hunt talk all things planets. How are planets and stars different? How big is the sun compared to other planets in the solar system? How far away is each planet from the sun? Why can we see the moon? And how do plants get their energy from the sun? To answer these questions, Jared Hottenstein completes a series of demonstrations to explore some fun facts about our solar system. Plus, Jared also explains why we have 12 months in a year.