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What Are Geomagnetic Storms?

A student learns about space weather

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Students
Grade Levels: K-8
Year: 2005
Subject: Technology

A student visits with a NOAA expert to learn more about space weather. They discuss how NASA satellites and ground-based observation stations monitor space weather. The expert explains how the data are gathered, analyzed and used to alert people about changes in the sun. The student learns about the solar cycle.

What Are Geomagnetic Storms?
Duration: 3 minutes 51 seconds
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Other video learning clips in this series:
Navigational Uses for Global Positioning Systems, or GPS
Early Navigation, How Was It Done?
How Do Global Positioning Systems, or GPS, Work?
Radar, Radio Waves and Light
What Is Electricity?
Experimenting With Electromagnets
Earth's Role as an Electromagnet and the Creation of Auroras
NASA's Research on the Sun
All About Solar Flares

Page Last Updated: December 12th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild