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NASA CONNECT™: "Data Analysis and Measurement: Having a Solar Blast!" (2001-2002)
February 22, 2012
Target: Grades 6-8

Length: 30 minutes


In "Data Analysis and Measurement: Having a Solar Blast!", students will learn how satellite technology plays a pivotal role in helping NASA researchers understand the Sun-Earth connection. Students will learn about three current satellites that monitor the sun: SOHO, ACE and IMAGE. They will also receive information about HESSI, a satellite that will study solar flares. Students will observe NASA researchers using data analysis and measurement to determine the solar cycle of the sun. By conducting hands-on and web activities, students will make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science and technology they learn in their classrooms.


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