01/15/13 The sixth grade Science students at Triton Elementary School participated in an exploration lab last week where they created a model of the sun.

In this lab the students learned of the sun’s 6 layers (core, radiative zone, convective zone, photoshere, chromosphere, corona) as well as the sun’s other features including sunspots, solar flares, and prominences.  They also learned about the composition of the sun being mostly of hydrogen and helium. The sun being a medium size star, and they predicted that the sun’s energy came from the core of the sun.

This week the students will label their sun models and display them for all to enjoy.

Pictured are sixth graders Drew Stichter, Beau Hepler, Jarret Guard.