Eclipse Over America | Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun

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The sun's corona, rarely seen from Earth, takes up massive amounts of space many times the size of our planet. Viewers discuss and view how scientists study the corona of the sun. They observe the impact of coronal mass ejections on Earth and learn how these flares sometimes take down entire power grids. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the last discussion question as a written evaluation
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on prior knowledge of eclipses and the structure of the sun
  • Part of a larger series from PBS 9-12 Space
Pros

  • Provides teaching tips to help engage pupils and encourage science practices
  • Offers background reading for more detail
Cons

  • None
NGSS