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Earth's Role as an Electromagnet and the Creation of Auroras

Illustration of Earth as a giant electromagnet

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2005
Subjects: General Science

Two students in Norway confer with science expert Dr. D. as they learn the structure of Earth that causes it to act as an electromagnet, the way that solar winds interact with gases to cause auroras and the differences between permanent magnets and electromagnets.

Earth's Role as an Electromagnet and the Creation of Auroras
Duration: 3 minutes 59 seconds
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How Do Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, Work?
Radar, Radio Waves and Light
What Is Electricity?
Experimenting With Electromagnets
NASA's Research on the Sun
All About Solar Flares
What Are Geomagnetic Storms?

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