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The Sun and Its Effects on Your CommunityLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Why is the sun round? Examine this question, and others, with your pupils while teaching them how to live in a more earth-friendly environment. Pupils explore Sun composition and discuss how solar wind, sunspots, and solar energy affects...
Case Study Sunspot Activity and Its Affect on Climate ChangeLesson Planet
7th - 12th
Is it possible that global warming might have natural causes? Scholars investigate the relationship between sunspot cycles and solar radiation in the second lesson of a four-part series on weather and climate. They look at graphs to...
Characteristics of the SunLesson Planet
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
After reading about how the sun gets its energy, and about the layers and features of the sun's atmosphere, heliologists complete a comprehension worksheet. On it, they label features on a diagram of the sun and match terms from the...
Solar Wind and StormsLesson Planet
3 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Does the very thing that is responsible for life on Earth also have a dark side? Space scientists differentiate between sunspots, solar flares, and CMEs in an enlightening activity. The lesson, one of several in a unit presented by NOVA,...
Solar Isolation Changes and the Sunspot CycleLesson Planet
8th - 10th
In this sunspot cycle and solar irradiation worksheet, students use 2 graphs of daily total solar irradiance and sunspot activity to solve 3 problems. They find the average solar irradiance during a given time, they determine the...
The Climate Change Skeptic's Argument: Natural Solar Cycles or Human Activity?Lesson Planet
Teachers explore patterns in sunspots and total solar irradiance to understand the counterpoint to the human effect of global warming. In this professional development tool, teachers work through a activity on the sun's natural patterns...
The Sunspot Cycle-Endings and BeginningsLesson Planet
7th - 10th
In this sunspot cycle worksheet, learners use a graph of the sunspot numbers from January of 1994 to January of 2008. Students solve 8 problems using the data in the graph to determine the maximum occurrence of sunspots, the minimum...