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.
From Temple Education Professor George Mehler, FunScience Productions is a program focused on providing high quality science lessons on every core idea that students should know before high school. Each episode brings a series of engaging demonstrations in a broad range of topics including earth/space science, physics, life science, science practices and engineering. These demos are useful for teaching children about the world around us in a fun and direct way.