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Other

Description:

This is an activity about the period of the Sun’s rotation. Learners will select images of the Sun from the SOHO spacecraft image archive. Next, they will calculate an image scale for the selected solar images. Then, they will use it to help determine the actual speed of sunspots based on measurements of their motion in the selected Sun images and, finally, determine the period of the Sun's rotation. This activity requires access to the internet to obtain images from the SOHO image archive. This is Activity 3 of the Space Weather Forecast curriculum.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123049673T,Grade 6,NSDL,Grade 5,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Grade 8,Grade 9,Earth and space science:Solar system:The sun:Solar physics,Space Science,Mathematics,Grade 7,Upper Elementary,Grade 10,Grade 11,Grade 12,Middle School,Elementary School,Earth and space science:Astronomy:Size and scale,Physics,Heliophysics,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Mathematics:Measurement

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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