Four-page lab about Sun Spot analysis. Students graph the sunspot cycle from 1952 to 2009. Four-page lab with questions regarding the graph the students make. Students then identify the various layers and features of the sun. They then go on to the website space weather.com and answer questions. This is a very good lab for an Earth science teacher or an astronomy teacher. Finally, students sketch a picture of the sun from space weather.com and calculate the Wolf number.
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