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Space Math III -- Problem 13, Moving Magnetic Filaments Near Sunspots

First page of Problem 13, Moving Magnetic Filaments Near Sunspots

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators

Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics, Space Science


Students will use two images from the Hinode (Solar-B) solar observatory to calculate the speed of magnetic filaments near a sunspot. The images show the locations of magnetic features at two different times. Students calculate the image scales in kilometers per millimeter and determine the time difference to estimate the speeds of the selected features. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.

Problem 13, Moving Magnetic Filaments Near Sunspots  [127KB PDF file]

This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.

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