Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Students use data from a solar flare to reconstruct its maximum emission. First, they use graphical estimation (pre-algebra) and power-law function fitting (Algebra II). They then determine the area under the profile (calculus). A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.
Problem 32, Solar Flare Reconstruction [160KB PDF file]
This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.