Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"

Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
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Student Internet investigation that explores light, radiation and the Sun. The activity is divided into two parts. Part one gives students a good overview of what light actually is; the electromagnetic spectrum, and spectroscopy (the study of light). Part two explores the Sun's internal structure, atmosphere, magnetic anomalies; and solar events such as sunspots, flares and coronal mass ejections and their effects on Earth.
The latest links containing images and data are presented as well for these topics. I use this computer lab activity as a review for my astronomy class as part of the Unit VI "Light and the Sun" review but it can also be used at an 8th grade level Earth/Space web quest. (Some students will finish the activity within one class period but generally it will take about an hour or so to complete.)

Topics/terms in this activity include:
Electromagnetic waves, EM spectrum, Sun, stars, radio waves, infrared rays, visible light, ultraviolet rays, x-rays, gamma rays, wavelength, frequency, spectrum, blackbody radiation, transverse velocity, radial velocity, star motion, spectroscope, continuous spectrum , emission spectrum , emission lines, absorption lines, spectroscopy, atoms , nucleus , neutrons, element , ground state, ionized , excited states , quantized, photons , molecules, star, photosphere, core, radiation zone, convection zone, granulation, chromosphere , transition zone, corona, solar wind, sunspots, sunspot cycle , solar cycle, prominences, flares, Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s), nuclear fusion

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Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"
Astronomy Internet Activity "Light and the Sun"