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A great Big Question will get your SOLE off to a flying start, but deciding what to ask is the hardest part! Children love questions with no easy answer.


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Brightness of the sun - Posted by Elizabeth Shackleton


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  Location: Ben Franklin Elementary



Why is the sun apparently much brighter than the other stars in relation to its distance from the Earth?

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Why is the sun apparently much brighter than the other stars in relation to its distance from the Earth?

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Astronomy | Physics | Sun

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Life on Another Planet


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How might the discovery of life on another planet affect our actions here on Earth?

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How might the discovery of life on another planet affect our actions here on Earth?

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Astronomy | Earth | Exploration | Life | Planets | Space | Universe

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Life on Mars


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If you were to find life on Mars, what do you think it would look like?

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If you were to find life on Mars, what do you think it would look like?

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Astronomy | Life | Mars | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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Mission to Mars


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How can the logistical challenges of manned travel to Mars best be solved?

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How can the logistical challenges of manned travel to Mars best be solved?

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Astronomy | Exploration | Mars | Planets | Space | Space Travel | Universe

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Stars


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What is a Star?

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What is a Star?

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Astronomy | Space | Stars | Universe

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The Sun: What would happen is it went out?


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What would happen if the sun went out?

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What would happen if the sun went out?

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Astronomy | Climate | Earth | Environment | Science | Solar System | Sun | Weather

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Red Sun at Sunset


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Why does sun look reddish during the sunset and not yellow as it is during rest of the day?

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Why does sun look reddish during the sunset and not yellow as it is during rest of the day?

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Astronomy | Geography | Science | Sun

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Time and The Sun


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How is time affected by the sun?

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How is time affected by the sun?

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Astronomy | Sun | Time

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One side of the Moon


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How come we can see just one side of the moon?

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How come we can see just one side of the moon?

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Astronomy | Moon | Planets | Science | Space | Universe

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The Moon


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Why doesn’t the moon fall down into the earth?

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Why doesn’t the moon fall down into the earth?

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Astronomy | Earth | Gravity | Moon | Space

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Before the Universe


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What existed before the universe began?

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What existed before the universe began?

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Astronomy | Astrophysics | Galaxies | Science | Space | Universe

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60 Minutes, 24 Hours, 7 Days?


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Why are there 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week?

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Why are there 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week?

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Ancient Civilisations | Astronomy | Civilisations | Maths | Time