Sun-Earth Day 2009 Web Site

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Check out the Space Weather Media Viewer, the Technology Through Time Series and a wealth of activities, information, and materials on the Sun-Earth Day 2009 web site.

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Solar Week Web Site

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Once every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week provides a week-long series of web-based educational classroom activities and games geared for upper-elementary, middle and high school students, with a focus on the Sun-Earth connection.

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Educator Grades 6-8 Lesson Plans

    Making a Sun Clock (Grades 6 - 8)
    Let the Exploratorium show you how to build a working Sun Clock.
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    Solar Flip Book (Grades 6 - 8)
    Students will make a flip book that shows the progression of two solar events on reversible sides of the flip book. Event choices include the sunspot cycle, differential rotation of the sun using sunspots, a total solar eclipse, progression of a coronal mass ejection, and a sungrazing comet.
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    Exploring Magnetism (Grades 6-12)
    These seven NASA-funded magnetism guides contain activity- or math-based lessons on magnetic fields. The science and mathematics education standards these activities cover are in the beginning of the guides. Once on the site, hover over each guide for more information.
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    Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (All Ages)
    The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Our aim is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise.
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    > Explore the history of telescopes, from Galileo to NASA's Great Observatories

    Ancient Observatories: Timeless Knowledge Activities (Grades 6-12)
    These activities are designed to help you make connections between events in your life and the seasons of the year. One major connection relates the concept of the seasons to past observations.
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    Astronomy of the Americas: Volume 11 Planetarium Activities for Student Success (PASS)
    There are hundreds of Native American cultures, each with distinctive views of the heavens. In this program, students visit five cultures: the Hupa people of Northern California, Medicine Wheel in Northern Wyoming, Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, the Mayan people and the Incan people.
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    Space Math@NASA (All Ages)
    The goal of these problems is to teach students about astronomy and space science by using mathematics and real-world problems.
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