Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System

Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
Science Literacy Activity #6 The Biggest Powerhouse of the Solar System
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This easy-to-use science literacy activity is aligned with the NGSS High School Earth and Space Science performance expectations and disciplinary core ideas in ESS1: Earth’s Place in the Universe. It includes learning objectives, the NGSS alignment for the activity, one science literacy article, assessment questions and an answer key. The activity is ideal to supplement an astronomy, earth and space science lesson or as a substitute teacher lesson plan.

This activity is also included in NGSS Earth & Space Science Astronomy Lesson Plan #6 Solar Energy in Space .

Upon completion of this activity, students will be able to:

• List different types of the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the Sun.
• Describe solar energy transfer mechanisms between the Sun and the Earth.
• Identify those types of the Sun’s electromagnetic radiation that reach the surface of the Earth.
• Explain why different planets of the Solar System receive different amounts of solar energy.
• Calculate the time the solar radiation takes to travel from the Sun to the planets of the Solar System.
• Explain how a change in the temperature of the Sun’s visible surface affects the Sun’s color.
• Define the solar constant.
• Explain why the solar constant is not a true constant.
• Provide observational evidence for variations in the Sun’s radiation that happen over time and agree with the scientific models of the Sun.
• Describe how the Sun’s brightness has changed over the last few billion years.

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