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This is an activity about the rotation of the Sun. Learners examine images of the Sun taken by the Yohkoh satellite, use a grid overlay to mark the positions of the sunspots, and then calculate the rate at which the spots move to determine the rotational period of the Sun. This is activity G-3 of Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0: A Collection of Activities and Resources for Teaching Astronomy DVD-ROM, which is available for purchase.

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    Middle School,NSDL,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Heliophysics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123638812T,Earth and space science:Solar system:The sun:Solar physics,High School,Space science,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Physics,Space Science

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