Duration of Activity:
Varies with grade level, but will take multiple class periods.
Varies according the grade. Details are given in the Study Guides.
Needed materials are detailed in the Study Guides.
Detailed in the Study Guides.
Study Guide and Work Sheets:
Students will observe how technology (photovoltaic cells) can
enhance the solar energy Earth receives.
Students will develop an understanding of the importance of
the Earth's magnetosphere.
Students will observe the effects of the Sun's energy on the
Students will dvelop an understanding of the various solar phenomena
(coronal mass ejections (CMEs), flares, radiation) and their
effect on the Sun's output of radiant energy.
Students will observe the effects of varous solar phenomena
on the Earth.
Students will recognize the difference between true north and
Students will dvelop an understanding of how solar cells convert
solar energy to electricity.
Separate activites are available for grades 2-4, 5-8, and 9-12.
to National Standards:
Relationship to the National Science Standards is included in the
Assessment information is included in the Study Guide.
A glossary is included in the Study Guide.
A bibliography is included in the Study Guides.