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The DIY Sun Science app allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! The app provides 13 free, easy to use, hands-on activities, plus images, videos, and much more! Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations. The activity materials are widely available and inexpensive, and you probably have many of them in your own home. The free app is available for iPhone and iPads with iOS 6.1.3 and above.

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DIY Sun Science Technical Support

Why doesn't the app work on my mobile device?

DIY Sun Science is currently compatible with iPhones and iPads that have iOS 6.1.3 or later installed.

Why do the videos in the app lack sound?

The most common reason you don't hear any sound is due to the "Mute" toggle on your iOS device. Or, just as common, the volume has been lowered so low that it settles on "mute." If turning up the volume doesn't work, flip the toggle switch above the volume controls on the side of your iOS device.

Why can’t I view the videos?

Make sure you’re connected to the internet via wi-fi to get the best video experience as we stream from YouTube.

Can I send the DIY Sun Science activities to a friend?

Yes! You can e-mail them a PDF of the activity within the app! Or you can go here and then scroll down to the activities to download a pdf.

The app is telling me I’m not online, but I know my device is connected to the internet. What’s wrong?

The DIY Sun Science app accesses live images of the Sun and other data from satellites via the Internet. First check to make sure you are actually online by going to you Safari. If you are indeed online, the satellite may be temporarily unavailable. Please check back later to see if it’s up and running.

If you have any technical support issues with the app or have any suggestions, please e-mail: lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.

DIY Sun Science Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes the information collected by Lawrence Hall of Science (“we,” “us” or “our”) through our mobile application DIY Sun Science.

We do not collect any personal information with DIY Sun Science. When you download and use DIY Sun Science, we don’t require you to provide any information and we do not collect any information about you or your device.

DIY Sun Science complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We do not knowingly collect personal information of any kind from users of any age.

Users may contact us via email if they have questions about DIY Sun Science. We may receive a user’s email address and other information about a user if the user submits that information to us through email. We will only use this information to respond to any inquiries from the user.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about our privacy policy and practices, e-mail us at lhsdevelopment@lists.berkeley.edu.



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