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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

K-5 SUN-EARTH CONNECTION LESSON PLANS

Dancing Lights
Dancing Lights provides a set of five activities that allows students in Grades 3 through 5 to explore the beauty, science and mythology of the aurora creatively through art and writing. Developed through the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics. Authors: Emiy CoBabe-Ammann, Erin Wood, Therese Possel, and Kate Becker
Why do Magnets Work?
Basic magnetism for the grades K-2. This Activity demonstrates whether or not a magnet can pick up objects.
Create an Edible Model of the Sun
Studying Our Scintillating Sun: Students will construct an edible model of the Sun denoting surface and interior feature.
The Sun: An Introduction
This lesson introduces the topic of the Sun. Students also begin making entries in their Science Journals.
Our Star: The Sun
This is a unit on the Sun that includes a step by step investigation for the younger student to understand our place in the solar system, using relative size and scaling, rotation and revolution and a number of assessment tools. The individual lessons contain work sheets to give on-going feedback on student comprehension.
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Our aim is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise.
Space Math@NASA
The goal of these problems is to teach students about astronomy and space science by using mathematics and real-world problems.

ALL SUN-EARTH CONNECTION LESSON PLANS

NASA Fact

The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!