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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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…

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.

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.

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

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Create a simple solar viewer to safely observe the Sun.

Make Snow Goggles

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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.

Create a Sun Print

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Make your own artwork using sunlight and Sun print paper.

Straw Painting the Sun

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Explore the dynamic Sun through the fun of straw painting!

Explore Albedo

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Create an albedo collage and see which surfaces absorb or reflect heat.

Design a Shoebox Solar Home

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Explore solar energy and insulation with this hands-on experiment.

Arctic Seasons Model

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Build a Sun-Earth model to explore how changing seasons affect the Arctic.

Eclipse Chalk Art

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Create a chalk drawing of the Sun's corona as seen during a total solar eclipse.