NASA HEAT Resources

Curated by scientists, engineers, and educators from NASA and our co-investigating institutions, the resources in this database have been chosen because they have proven to be highly effective at engaging a variety of learners in heliophysics content and in NASA science. All resources have been tested and vetted by educators in the field. Resources are still being collected and will be added to the database after passing NASA HEAT’s review process.

In this image of the Sun, the areas of greatest intensity appear almost white, while the darker red areas indicate less intensity.

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Solar Eclipse 2024 Data Story

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In this new Data Story, learners everywhere can view what the eclipse will look like from any location! Speed up…

The top right quarter of the Moon blocking the Sun with yellow and orange light peeking out from behind the Moon with the title 'April 8, 2024 Total Solar Eclipse Training' overlaid in white on the Moon

Total Solar Eclipse Training

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NASA has created a total eclipse training to help you share your excitement about the total solar eclipse on April…

part of a worksheet with corona imagery(white streamers and particles outpouring from the center)

Predict the Corona Activities

1 min read

Long before there were cameras, telescopes, or spacecraft, the only opportunity early peoples would have had to view the Sun’s…

Contiguous, blue, U.S. map with white state outlines and red eclipse paths

2024 Total Solar Eclipse – USA Map – NASA Pinhole Projector

1 min read

Select and download activity files like the 2D Paper Cut and the 3D Print files of the US total solar…

A portion of the total solar eclipse fact sheet, showing a title that reads "Experience the Total Solar Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024" and some blocks of text with more detail of the event.

Total Solar Eclipse Fact Sheet

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On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, passing over Mexico, United States, and Canada, millions…

The total solar eclipse folder, which is a dark red and orange. On the right, is the eclipse identifier, which reads "2024 Total Solar Eclipse Through the Eyes of NASA" on top of an illustration of an eclipse.

Total Solar Eclipse Folder

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This downloadable 2-pocket folder serves as a guide to the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024.. The folder…

Mercury in several different colors

Using Light to Study Planets

In this activity, students will build a spectrometer using basic materials to observe the light emitted and absorbed by several…

Purple map on the United States with a pinhole in it

The 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses: Map and Data

Celebrate the annular solar eclipse on Oct. 14, 2023 safely by making a nation shaped pinhole projector.

A visualization of the Sun with an loop above it

Magnetic Reconnection Throughout the Solar System Visualizations

This set of visualizations show the role magnetic reconnection plays in processes on Earth, the Sun, and around black holes.

Different colored wavy lines on a black background

How Plasma Transports Energy Visualization

These visualizations show how plasma transports energy and the physics behind it.

NASA Investigates Invisible Magnetic Bubbles in Outer Solar System

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This collection of videos compares the magnetosphere of Earth with the magnetospheres of the outer planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.

Make a Solar Viewer

1 min read

Create a simple solar viewer to safely observe the Sun.

Make Snow Goggles

1 min read

Discover traditional technology to protect eyes from sunlight by making your own snow goggles.

Marbled Sun Prints

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Make marbled paper that looks like our dynamic Sun using shaving cream and food coloring.

Build A Model Solar Probe

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Discover the Parker Solar Probe and embark on a mission to the Sun with this easy-to-build spacecraft model.