What Are Geomagnetic Storms?
A student learns about space weather

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2005


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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This video clip is part of the The Case of the Technical Knockout DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

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