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## Lab Activity Effect of Sunspots on Satellites (Claims Evidence Reasoning Task)

A short lab activity for astronomy or earth space science. Students make a double line graph of the number of sunspots and the number of crashed satellites in a given year. Then they look for patterns and write a science conclusion utilizing claim, evidence, reasoning scaffolding framework. Grading
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7th - 12th, Higher Education
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## The Sun and Sunspots - Introduction and Graph Activity

The Sun and Sunspots - Introduction and Graph Activity Introduce or review information about the Sun using this activity. Page1- The Sun Introduction. Reading section and diagram with information about: The Core Radiative Zone Convection Zone Photosphere Chromosphere Corona 8 "Fill-Ins
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4th - 6th
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## Space and Astronomy Graphing Sunspots Activity Sun Stars and Solar System

Students learn about and graph solar activity by year to discover the 11-year solar cycle.First, students read a brief 1-page introduction to sunspots and solar flares. Then, students answer "check for understanding questions". Finally, students graph sunspot data to reveal the 11-year solar activ
Subjects:
6th - 8th
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NGSS:

## Sunspot Graphing Lab

The objective of this lab is to apply knowledge of graphing relationships to graph and determine the relationship between sunspots and time. Students will be asked to label and number the x- and y- axes on their graph, plot data in a line graph format, interpret the relationship between the indepen
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8th - 9th
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CCSS:

## Space and Astronomy Sunspots Worksheet with the Solar Cycle NGSS MS-ESS1

No prior knowledge of sunspots is required, so this is great as an extension activity in any NGSS space (sun, stars, solar system) unit!Related NGSS Astronomy Standards: MS-ESS1-1, MS-ESS1-3, HS-ESS1-1This 2-page worksheet provides students with 3 decades of yearly sunspot data, which they plot on
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6th - 8th
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NGSS:

## Sun Diagram Worksheet (sunspots solar observing)

One page diagram that shows the different layers of the sun. Students fill in the blank. There are also to places where students can sketch the sun/sunspots either through a telescope or via internet. Lesson Universe: Click below to see my Individual UnitsUnit 1: Scientific Skills: Observation/inf
Subjects:
9th - 12th

## StayGiant Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming

Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming GOOGLE DOC versionGOOGLE Sheets versionMICROSOFT Word DOCX versionThe Sun is the source of Earth's surface energy, so what happens when it maxes out?Scientists use sunspots to track solar cycle progress; the dark blotches on the Sun are ass
Subjects:
7th - 11th
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NGSS:

## ESS1.B PS4.B Claim Evidence Reasoning Lost Whales due to Solar Storms Sun Spots

Students learn how electromagnetic radiation from high sunspot activity might be stranding Gray Whales through a C.E.R. (Claim Evidence Reasoning) graphic organizer. This is great for getting your students to explain phenomena in a meaningful way and it allows you as the instructor to adequately ass
Subjects:
5th - 12th
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NGSS:

## Sun Webquest (Astronomy Solar Sun Spots)

1.3 page worksheet that students visit four different websites to learn about the sun. Topics include: layer of the sun, composition, sunspots and more. Students also sketch a sunspot. Great activity for a middle school physical science or HS astronomy teacher.
Subjects:
8th - 11th

## Sunspots 1 SURFFDOGGY

(10 pages) Students will use actual sunspot data to plot average sunspot numbers each year over a period of years (1925-2008). The cyclic nature of solar maximums and minimums becomes evident to students after plotting the provided data. Two other research activities are included as well, in the ev
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## Sunspot Analysis Lab (graphing cyclical sun)

Three page lab. Uses data from 1950-2009 - students plot sunspot number over time. Here is an excerpt: Introduction: Photographs of the sun show dark areas on its surface which are believed to be due to magnetic storms that take place within the sun. These spots are actually very bright, however t
Subjects:
8th - 9th

## Sunspots 3 Activity SURFFDOGGY

(18 pages) Thanks to NASA and the SOHO solar observatory, students can study actual images of the solar surface. Measurements of sunspot locations can be made. Analysis of this sunspot data can provide clues regarding the Sun's rate of rotation. We use this as a Station Card activity, and students
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7th - 12th
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## Sunspots and Solar Flares

This resource is my 2 page (1 page printed duplex) simple and straight forward worksheet, review or assessment on sunspots and solar flares. The questions in this resource cover the following topics:Surface of the sunSunspotsSolar flaresMagnetic fieldsCoronal mass ejectionsFormatExplanationFill in t
Subjects:
4th - 7th

## The Sun & Sunspots WebQuest

This is a WebQuest Activity that works best for virtual learning (i.e. remote) but can be used as a homework assignment. My suggestion would be to copy and paste it into a google doc, and then post it to google classroom. Features: KWL intro/closingLinks embedded in the document for students to sear
Subjects:
6th - 12th

## Graphing Sunspots & Solar Flare Activity

Students will graph sunspot data (short and long version). Students will create a frequency and histograph chart using solar flare data. Summary questions provided at end of the lesson.Includes:Sunspot Handout - PDFSunspot PowerPoint
Subjects:
6th - 11th

## Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (GOOGLE SHEETS ver)

Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (GOOGLE SHEETS version)The Sun is the source of Earth's surface energy, so what happens when it maxes out? What danger is the Sunshine State in when the Sun peaks its activity cycle with more sunspots, solar flares and UV rays? Using real-
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7th - 12th
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NGSS:

## Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (GOOGLE DOC version)

Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (GOOGLE DOC version)The Sun is the source of Earth's surface energy, so what happens when it maxes out? What danger is the Sunshine State in when the Sun peaks its activity cycle with more sunspots, solar flares and UV rays? Using real-time
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7th - 12th
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NGSS:

## Sunspot Graphing & Analysis Lab (cyclical

Four page lab. Students graph sunspot data from 1930-2002. This lab has really good graph paper that is scaled really well -leaving room to graph well beyond 2002. Latest numbers can be found on internet. Has five questions and a really good introduction that reviews graphing.
Subjects:
8th - 9th

## Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (WORD DOCX version)

Graphing Lab Activity: Plotting Sunspots vs. Global Warming (MICROSOFT WORD DOCX version)The Sun is the source of Earth's surface energy, so what happens when it maxes out? What danger is the Sunshine State in when the Sun peaks its activity cycle with more sunspots, solar flares and UV rays? Using
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7th - 12th
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NGSS:

## Sunspots and Solar Wind Online Assignment (Microsoft Word)

Assignment good for in class or Asynchronous Learning1. Students are directed to a kid safe certified educational web article to READ2. Students write down (4) Facts about the topic3. Students summarize the topic in 4-5 Sentences4. Students insert (2) Pictures of the topic (Picture box size is pre-f
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7th - 12th
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6th - 9th

## Sun structure, energy, and sunspots/solar flares

This is an astronomy PowerPoint all about the suns structure and the effects the sun has on earth. This PowerPoint reviews suns layers, sun energy and earth, sunspots, solar flares, and solar winds.
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9th - 11th
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## Sunspot and Solar Max Graphing WS

This WS allows students to identify what sunspots are and connect them to solar maximum. It also requires students to graph data and interpret their graphs.Depending on the proficiency of your class, most upperclassmen in high school require 60-90 minutes to complete. This depends on your lessons an
Subjects:
11th - 12th

## Investigating Sunspots--An Earth Science Lab Activity

In this two-part activity students will be challenged to: 1. sequence and describe. 2. observe carefully. 3. compare and contrast. 4. interpret scientific illustrations. 5. make and interpret graphs.