Plants, animals and people rely on the sun to grow food, keep us warm and so much more. Learn some new facts about the sun!
Did you know that the sun is a star? True or false: there are more stars out there in space than there are grains of sand on Earth.
True | Correct
Star light, star bright, you got the answer right! According to NASA, our sun is one of about 70,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (that's 70 sextillion) stars in the universe.
False | Incorrect
Put on your sunglasses! How many 100-watt light bulbs would it take to equal the brightness of the sun?
4 million | Incorrect
4 billion | Incorrect
4 trillion | Incorrect
4 trillion trillion | Correct
You are so bright! Just how many zeros is that, exactly?
Did you travel far for your last vacation? It might take you a while to get to the sun. How far is the sun from the Earth?
150 kilometers | Incorrect
150 thousand kilometers | Incorrect
150 million kilometers (93 million miles) | Correct
That’s REALLY far! Did you know that traveling less is one way to help our planet be healthier? Find out more!
150 billion kilometers | Incorrect
Speaking of travel, which state is home to the hottest place in North America?
Florida | Incorrect
California | Correct
That’s right! Death Valley in the Mojave Desert is scorching. Learn more.
Texas | Incorrect
New Mexico | Incorrect
Wow, the sun makes deserts REALLY hot! But believe it or not, some animals like it that way. What kind of wildlife might you find in a desert?
Birds | Incorrect
Snakes | Incorrect
Camels | Incorrect
All of the above! | Correct
Score! You got the right answer. See some photos of deserts and animals that live there.
Great Job! How do those animals keep from getting a sunburn? Their bodies make natural sunscreen. But you have to be extra careful and wear sunblock when you go outside. How does that stuff really work anyway? Try this fun experiment!