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This is a lithograph about NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission, or MMS. Learners will cut out and assemble a colorful 3D model of an MMS spacecraft. Web links, additional facts, and QR codes are included for audiences to access more information.
This is a resource about the Sun and its effects on the rest of the Solar System. Learners will watch movie clips and read a guidebook of information about space weather, solar variability, the heliosphere, Earth’s magnetosphere and upper... (View More) atmosphere, as well as the solar mysteries that scientists are still studying. (View Less)
This is an activity about bar magnets and their invisible magnetic fields. Learners will experiment with magnets and a compass to detect and draw magnetic fields. This is Activity 1 of a larger resource, entitled Exploring the Sun. The NASA... (View More) spacecraft missions represented by this material include SOHO, TRACE, STEREO, Hinode, and SDO. (View Less)
This website serves as an online textbook about the Earth's magnetosphere and was developed by a retired space physicist. The emphasis of the site is on the history, conceptual understanding, and basics relating to electrons, ions and their motion... (View More) in space, plasmas and energy. The site also covers planetary magnetospheres, cosmic rays, space weather, selected spacecraft missions, an activity for creating a paper model of the magnetosphere, and a project for plotting interplanetary field lines. It includes informational text divided into 35 chapters, a glossary, timeline, questions and answers, a teacher's introduction to the Earth's magnetosphere, suggestions for teaching about magnetism using classroom demonstrations, and articles titled Birth of a Radiation Belt and Secrets of the Polar Aurora. (View Less)
This is a website that serves as an online textbook to tell the story of William Gilbert, English physicist during the time of Queen Elizabeth I, and the history of the discovery of Earth's magnetism. Learners can read about historical studies of... (View More) magnetism, connections between sunspot activity and the Earth's magnetic field, the internal dynamo responsible for generating the Earth's magnetic field, magnetic polarity and reversals, and geomagnetic storms. (View Less)