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Characteristics of the Sun

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
After reading about how the sun gets its energy, and about the layers and features of the sun's atmosphere, heliologists complete a comprehension worksheet. On it, they label features on a diagram of the sun and match terms from the...
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Sunspots and Space Weather

For Students 4th - 8th
This assignment is out of this world! It is an online activity about sunspots and solar cycles, a sort of WebQuest if you will. Links to two NASA websites and spaceweather.com are written into the questions so that your aspiring...
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Solar Activity

For Students 8th - 10th
In this solar activity worksheet, students complete a puzzle given a word bank with matching numbers. The numbers correlate to the answers to basic math problems that use the order of operations. Students use their mathematical answers...
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Solar Flip Book

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students view and discuss various images of solar events. They research and create a flip book demonstrating the progression of two solar events, and write a poem describing their chosen solar event.
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Sunspots

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Students examine what a sunspot is and how it is produced.  In this sun lesson plan students locate and measure sunspots then view them through a camera.
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How Are Magnetic Fields Related To Sunspots?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover that sunspots are the result of intense magnetic forces on the photosphere of the sun by observing images from the SOHO satellite.
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Solar Cycle

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the solar cycle through a series of experiments. In this space science instructional activity, students construct and evaluate solar cycle graphs. They explain how this phenomenon affects the Earth.
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Sunspots and the Sun's Rotation

For Students 6th - 9th
In this sun worksheet, learners use a Sunspotter to observe the rotation of the sun by identifying the presence of sunspots and watching them rotate over time. Students calculate how many days it takes to see the sunspots they observe in...
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Solar Surface Details

For Students 7th - 10th
In this solar surface worksheet, students use a photograph taken by the Swedish Vacuum Telescope to answer 6 questions about the solar features in the photograph. Students determine the scale of the image, they determine the smallest...
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Hinode-Close Up of a Sunspot

For Students 8th - 10th
In this solar sunspot worksheet, students use two photographs from the Hinode solar observatory showing a sunspot on the solar surface. Students solve 5 problems including finding the scale of the images, determining the smallest detail...
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Sunspot Activity

For Students 8th - 10th
In this sunspot activity worksheet, learners are given a table with 3 types of flares produced by sunspots based on their brightness. Students answer 5 questions by interpreting the data and they determine the percentages of the...
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Satellite Technology

For Students 7th - 9th
In this satellite technology worksheet, students read about Low Earth Orbit satellites and the frictional drag from the Earth's atmosphere that causes them to fall back towards the Earth. Students use given data of the years the...
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Sunspots

For Students 7th - 9th
In this sunspots worksheet, students use the given size of a sunspot and find the total number of Earth's it would take to equal the sunspot size. Students answer 3 questions about the sunspots and are given an extra credit problem with...
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The Effects of Sunspots on Climate

For Students 8th - 10th
In this sunspots and climate change learning exercise, learners use a diagram of a tree stump and its rings to determine the age of the tree. They use sunspot data from the internet and they construct an Excel spreadsheet to compare the...
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Stormy Sunspots

For Teachers 7th - 9th
In this sunspots worksheet, learners determine how magnetic storms on Earth are related to sunspot activity. They plot data for sunspot activity between 1967 and 1997. They compare their plotted data with the data for magnetic storms on...
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Galileo's Battle for the Heavens

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Students view a video about Galileo's discoveries. They work together to create graphs showing the current sunspot cycle. They discuss how sunspots can cause communication devices problems.
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Viewing Sunspots

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students build their own sun projector. In this astronomy lesson, students observe and sketch the sun's image on their paper. They mark the sunspot locations on their drawing.
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Tracking and Tracing Sunspots

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students examine sunspots. In this sunspot lesson, students use applets to investigate the movement of sunspots. Students research sunspots and evaluate the rotation of the sun. Lesson references outside resources not available in this...
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The amazing and Beautiful Aurora

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the aurora. In this aurora lesson, students participate in a webquest about the aurora. Webquest worksheet is included.
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Studying the Sun and Sunspots

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Learners investigate characteristics of the sun. In this science activity, students participate in a lab in which they use a telescope to view the sun. Learners track sunspots and figure their size. Students determine the rotation of the...
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Graphing Sunspot Cycles

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Pupils explore sunspots and then graph them to analyze the data.  In this sunspot cycles lesson students complete an activity sheet and complete questions. 
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Monster Sunspots!

For Students 7th - 10th
In this sunspots worksheet, students read about the large sunspots observed for thousands of years and their indication of solar storms. Students use given images to find the scales and physical sizes of the 3 sunspots shown.
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The Sunspot Cycle-Endings and Beginnings

For Students 7th - 10th
In this sunspot cycle worksheet, students use a graph of the sunspot numbers from January of 1994 to January of 2008. Students solve 8 problems using the data in the graph to determine the maximum occurrence of sunspots, the minimum...
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The Hinode Satellite Views the Sun

For Students 9th - 12th
In this sun's magnetic field lines instructional activity, students use a photograph taken by the Hinode Satellite that shows the complex magnetic structure of the sun over a sunspot. Student predict the magnetic field lines and draw...