Instructional Video

Solar Space Telescopes

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See the sun shine as you've never seen it before! Captivate your class with an activity from NOVA's Sun Lab unit. Viewers learn about the advanced satellite-mounted telescopes NASA uses to monitor the sun at every wavelength of light, then discuss why monitoring space weather is important.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the activity to present the latest in solar research technology
  • Have pupils compare and contrast the capabilities of the three instruments scientists use to study the sun
Classroom Considerations
  • Briefly review the electromagnetic spectrum before beginning the video
Pros
  • The content links technology with actual research outcomes
  • Images are stunning and sure to engage the class
Cons
  • None
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