Sun energy video

Sun energy video
Publication Date: September, 2012
Type of Resource: Weblink

This is a fun short video from the ABC television show Catalyst about what makes the Sun shine and where its energy comes from. 

The video shows interviews with various people on the street who are asked what makes the Sun shine. Ideas are explored revealing the process of nuclear fusion that occurs inside the Sun where mass is converted into energy via Einstein’s famous equation E = mc2.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Communicating > Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose,... > ACSIS208
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Evaluating > Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources... > ACSIS206
  • Year 10 > Science Inquiry Skills > Processing and analysing data and information > Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent... > ACSIS204
  • Year 10 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > The universe contains features including galaxies, stars and solar systems and... > ACSSU188