How to Make a Sun Model

About the Sun

PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY NASA/SDO/AIA

The Sun is the star at the center of our Solar System that sends the Earth light and energy. In fact, without the Sun’s intense energy, there would be no life on Earth.

We know that the Earth’s structure consists of different layers. But did you know the Sun also has layers? But unlike the Earth, the Sun is entirely gaseous; there is no solid surface. Each layer has special characteristics and names. This project is a great way to visualize and learn the name of the layers! After your project, go a step further and go on Twin App‘s learning adventure titled “Harness the Sun” and start researching about the Sun on your own and become an expert!

Materials Required

  • Play-Doh in red, orange, light orange, dark yellow, yellow, and white (you can make you own Play Dough by watching this DIY video here).
  • Knife x1
  • Adult Supervision

How-To Steps (With Videos)

Here are the simple step-by-step instructions (with videos) to create a simple sun model. Have a look!

Step 1: Collect all the materials you’ll need for the project.

Step 2: Wrap your coloured play dough around each other in the following order: Red (center/core), orange, dark yellow, yellow, and white.

Step 3: Under adult supervision, cut your model sun in half and observe the layers of the Sun.

As an added bonus you can label the layers of the sun by sticking tooth picks with a piece of paper glued to the end and labeling them as such from the inside out:

  • Core
  • Radiative zone
  • Convention zone
  • Photosphere
  • Chromosphere
  • Corona

Share with the Twinner Community!

Share your creative talents with our Twinner community on the Twin App!

You can do this in two easy steps!

  1. Download the Twin App and create your account
  2. Search for the challenge by its name in the app (i.e. “Newton Disc”) and upload a video of your creation today!

Read more about the Sun or download the Twin App and complete the Harness the Sun adventure! Watch the trailer here:

Twin App is an educational app that kids can play educational games on. Inside we have Trivia, DIY projects, and Adventures that have many learning games for kids. Both the Twin App and Twin Science Kits teach STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) & Arts subjects and 21st century skills.

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