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Description:

This is an activity about the movement, or "wandering," of our Earth's magnetic poles. The learner will explore this concept by measuring and calculating the distance the Earth's north magnetic pole has moved over the past 400 years and calculating the rate at which the magnetic pole location has changed its position during that time. Finally, learners will use this information to extrapolate how the region for viewing aurorae may change over the next century at the present rate of polar wander. This is Activity 6 in the Exploring Magnetism on Earth teachers guide.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

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Grade 8,THEMIS,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Heliophysics,Middle School,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123227658T,High School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics:Measurement,Mathematics,Geoscience,Earth and space science:Earth structure:Earth's magnetic field

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English

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