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In this activity, learners will use the online Space Weather Media Viewer to research answers to a set of questions about space weather, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and sunspots, and explain their impact on Earth and how Earth's... (View More) magnetosphere serves to protect our planet. (View Less)
This is an online interactive about asteroid composition. Learners will explore how scientists learn about the composition of an asteroid by studying energy and neutrons that emanate from it. Includes audio (and transcription) explaining the diagram.
In this activity, learners construct a classroom-based Space Weather Action Center and use it to obtain, analyze, and record real solar data on a weekly basis. A set of sequential activities are also provided to engage the audience in making... (View More) informed decisions about space weather using their collected data. Please note a computer with an Internet connection is required in order access NASA data. Recommended related activities include "Understanding our Sun" and "Sharing New Knowledge" in the Space Weather teacher's guide. (View Less)
This interactive, computer-based activity presents a series of inquiries that allow students to discover how the colors, masses, and luminosities of stars are related. Students also investigate how these characteristics influence the life cycle of... (View More) the stars. The concluding activity allows students to use the information learned in the previous activities to determine the eventual fate of our Sun. The activity is part of the Space Mysteries series. (View Less)