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Problem 4, Interplanetary Shock Wave
 
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Audience: Educators
Grades: 7-9


The sun ejected a blast of plasma in November 2000. It collided with Earth a few days later and with Saturn in December of the same year. Students determine the speed that the plasma traveled from one planet to another. Student and teacher pages are included.

Problem 4, Interplanetary Shock Wave  [178KB PDF file]

This activity is part of Space Math II.