Eclipse Over America | The Coronal Heating ProblemData Plots of Exoplanet Orbital Properties

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The sun's corona is hundreds of times hotter than the surface, but how? Scholars discuss the data and debate possible explanations for solar flares. Then, they view a video offering the current scientific theory behind this phenomenon.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Map the recent total solar eclipses as well as a few happening in the future
  • Pick a couple of the discussion questions to give as a writing assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of the sun's structure and processes
Pros

  • Designed to meet both Next Generation Science Standards and Benchmarks for Science Literacy
  • Provides closed captioning for the hearing impaired
Cons

  • None