The lessons in the guide link the disciplines biology, physics, astrophysics, planetary science and engineering with inquiry-based activities to introduce radiation biology to middle school students.
Activities from Space Weather include The Sun-Earth Connection, Plasmasphere, Spinning Magnet and Aurora Tube.
This NASA video segment looks at space weather and examines the major ramifications space weather can have on Earth.
Learn about two satellites that NASA launched to collect data about the sun. Learn about solar eruptions and how they affect Earth and astronauts in space.
Make a mini comic book about cosmic rays and the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects of Radiation, or CRaTER. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter orbits the moon every two hours. CRaTer, a scientific instrument that is the part of the LRO, detects cosmic rays around the moon and in space.
Use mathematics to discover the mysteries of radiation and how it affects humans.
Select from a list of space weather online games. Choose either English or Spanish versions.
Set up a space weather action center in your classroom where students can monitor and report the progress of a solar storm.
These seven guides about magnetism contain activity- or mathematics-based lessons on magnetic fields. The guides are designed for grades 6-8 and 9-12. The materials were developed following NASA science missions: STEREO-IMPACT, RHESSI, THEMIS and FAST.
Students view real-time NASA satellite images of the sun and Earth in this Flash-based viewer.
Learn how sunspot numbers are calculated.
This NASA video segment explains how the High Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager, or HESSI, satellite studies and monitors solar flares.
The NASA Space Life Sciences education website contains resources on living organisms in the space environment. Visit the topic sections for more information, and return to the website often for news on space life sciences research.