Classroom Activity

Problem 16, The Pressure of a Solar Storm
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 9-12


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.

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This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.