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25 resources with the concept coronal mass ejections

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NOVA Sun Lab Lesson Plan

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Looking for a sun-sational multi-lesson plan full of videos, simulations, and discussion? Introduce your young scientists to all things solar with a four-part hands-on adventure. Pupils learn the basics of solar anatomy, space weather,...
3:37
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Eclipse Over America | Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The sun's corona, rarely seen from Earth, takes up massive amounts of space many times the size of our planet. Viewers discuss and view how scientists study the corona of the sun. They observe the impact of coronal mass ejections on...
3:50
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Solar Space Telescopes

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light,...
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Solar Wind and Storms

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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,...
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The Dynamic Sun

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections ... why is the sun so stirred up? Scholars watch animations of the interaction between moving plasma and magnetic fields and discuss the sun's behavior. The activity, part of NOVA's sun...
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This is How the World Ends

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is this the end of the world as we know it? Pupils prepare for a coronal mass ejection during a lesson from the K20 series. The activity combines video and Internet research in a collaborative assignment that focuses on public safety...
12:03
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The Sun

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Our future literally depends on the sun. The video introduces the sun as a star. It explains the plasma magnetic fields, sunspots, solar flares, coronal mass ejections, and more. It concludes with how we rely on the sun, how we protect...
4:54
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The Science and Beauty of Auroras

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that Earth is one of three planets that experiences auroras? A video explains what happens when the magnetic sun throws giant balls of plasma at the earth. It includes both the beauty and the damage an aurora can cause. 
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CME Plotting

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young scientists build on their previous knowledge and apply it to coronal mass ejections. By plotting the path of two different coronal mass ejections, they develop an understanding of why most don't collide with Earth.
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The Solar System: An Introduction to the Sun

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Brighten up your teaching of the solar system with this middle school astronomy lesson. Over the course of these five activities, young astronomers get an up close and personal look at the sun as they watch videos, read articles, explore...
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Solar Storms

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Did you know our sun has the power to make telegraphs work and cell phones cease to work? Show a video that explains solar storms and their impact on us. It describes what solar storms are, when and why they happen, and the good and the...
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Do Fast CMEs Produce Intense SPEs?

For Students 8th - 10th
In this coronal mass ejections and Solar Proton Events worksheet, students create a Venn Diagram to represent given data. They answer 5 questions about the data related to the number of coronal mass ejections and Solar Proton Events...
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A Bird's Eye Look at the Sun-Earth System

For Students 8th - 10th
In this Sun-Earth system activity, students fill in blanks with the proper terms from a given list to complete a summary of the relationship between the Sun and the Earth. A major topic includes how solar storms effect the Earth and the...
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CME Kinetic Energy and Mass

For Students 9th - 12th
For this kinetic energy and mass worksheet, students read about coronal mass ejections detected by the SOHO satellite. Students complete a data table that shows the relationship between kinetic energy, speed and mass. They convert the...
2:02
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The Sun Is A Magnet!

For Students 6th - 12th
Attract learners to science by studying largest magnet in the galaxy. The video explains why the sun is technically a magnet and how the magnetic fields causes solar storms. It also covers the effects of solar storms on the earth such as...
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Measuring Speed in the Universe

For Students 8th - 10th
In this measuring speed in the universe worksheet, students use photographs of 3 astronomical phenomena including supernova explosions, coronal mass ejections and solar flare shock waves to find how fast they move. The photographs show...
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Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections

For Students 7th - 9th
In this solar flares and coronal mass ejections worksheet, students create a Venn Diagram with given data about solar flares and Halo CMEs. Students answer 6 questions about the events and the probability of each type of event occurring...
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Solar and Auroral Events

For Students 8th - 10th
In this solar and auroral events instructional activity, students answer 5 questions about a coronal mass ejection that traveled to the Earth. They find the time it took to arrive and they determine the speed of the coronal mass ejection...
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Solar Storms: Odds, Fractions and Percentages

For Students 8th - 10th
For this solar storms worksheet, students read about the correlation between different astronomical events to find patters and new 'laws' of nature. Students use given statistical information about solar flares and coronal mass ejections...
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Seeing Solar Storms in STEREO-II

For Students 11th - 12th
In this solar storms worksheet, students use a diagram given the location of two STEREO spacecraft satellites, a coronal mass ejection, the sun and the Earth to solve 2 problems about the coronal mass ejection. Students use segments,...
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Coronal Mass Ejections

For Students 9th - 12th
In this coronal mass ejections instructional activity, students observe a time line of events that took place during a solar storm. Students use the time line to answer 3 questions about the solar storm and the time it took to reach...
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Time Intervals

For Students 9th - 12th
In this time intervals worksheet, students solve 8 problems where they determine the time gamma-ray bursts last, the time black hole micro-flares are emitted, the time coronal mass ejections travel and the days between lunar phases of...
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XZ Tauri and The Super CME!

For Students 9th - 12th
In this XZ Tauri and coronal mass ejections learning exercise, students use 3 photographs taken by the Hubble Space Telescope to solve 4 problems. They find the scale of the images, they determine the number of kilometers the XZ Tauri...
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An application of the Parallax Effect

For Students 9th - 12th
In this parallax effect worksheet, students observe 2 photographs taken of an active area of the sun by 2 STEREO satellites and 1 photograph taken of the same active area of the sun by the SOHO satellite. Students observe the shift in...