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Measuring the Interplanetary Magnetic Field

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Scientists need to figure out how to measure interplanetary magnetic fields, but the magnetic field of the spacecraft is interfering with their readings. Scholars attempt to solve the problem that has perplexed NASA scientists for years.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners bring in items from home to test
Classroom Considerations
  • It is important not to give hints or ideas as to the correct solution
  • The eighth lesson in an 18-part series about the sun
  • Promotes inquiry-based learning
  • Helpful for both a physical science and space science class
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