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Space Math III -- Problem 16, The Pressure of a Solar Storm

First page of Problem 16, The Pressure of a Solar Storm

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators

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


Students examine three mathematical models for determining how much pressure a solar storm produces as it affects Earth's magnetic field. They learn that magnetism produces pressure, and that this accounts for many of the details seen in solar storms. Students use formulas and the given values to complete a table. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.

Problem 16, The Pressure of a Solar Storm  [311KB PDF file]

This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.

Page Last Updated: January 20th, 2015
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