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DIY Sun Science

By Debbie Gorrell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Spark kids' interest with excellent, free astronomy tool.

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DIY Sun Science is a great way to spark interest in astronomy and inspire learning. The activities are fun and engaging, and they tie in nicely with important astronomy concepts. Completing them takes a bit of effort outside of the app, but the activities are very well organized and require materials that can typically be found around the house. Many of the images and videos are stunning, and most of them relate in some way to the hands-on activities. Kids will likely find the sun observatory an exciting feature as they view real, live images of the sun from a NASA satellite. It would be nice if there were some quizzes or activities that kids could complete to apply what they learned. Still, this free reference tool is an excellent addition to any virtual science library. 

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