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Is the word “star” the first idea that leaps into your mind when you think about the sun? Some people think of warm summer days, beaches, or romantic sunsets. Children may think of something round and bright that is out in the daytime and disappears at night. But astronomers see the sun as our closest star—an example that can be studied in detail. Therefore, this article offers some everyday activities that teach elementary and middle level students about the sun.