How can boiling water explain convection on the Sun?
How may we use an orange as mini model of the Sun?
The fact section “The Sun’s structure” will give you the information you need in order to do the tasks.
|There is room for 1 300 000 globes the size of the Earth in the Sun.
How many globes the size of the Earth could you have placed side by side on the Sun’s disc?
|Fill water in a big kettle and put it on a hot stove. Make the water boil (but not boil hard). Study how the bubbles move and behave on their way up to the surface of the water.|
|Peel an orange and split it in two (without tearing up any of the pieces of orange).
Imagine that the orange is a mini model of the Sun.