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School in the Cloud is learning at the edge of chaos; a place to come together to discover and explore self-organised learning (SOLE).


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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


  Author - School in the Cloud

  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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Clothes: How do they dry in the sun?


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If water boils at 100 degrees Celsius, how do clothes dry in the sun?

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If water boils at 100 degrees Celsius, how do clothes dry in the sun?

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Clothes | Science | Sun

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Safe Tan?


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Is there ever such a thing as a safe tan?

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Is there ever such a thing as a safe tan?

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Biology | Health | Science | Sun | Tanning

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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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Live without the Sun?


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Can we live without the sun?

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Can we live without the sun?

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Life | Sun

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The Rising Sun


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Does the sun rise in the east on all the planets in the Solar System?

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Does the sun rise in the east on all the planets in the Solar System?

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Galaxies | Planets | Solar System | Space | Sun | Universe