Students investigate magnetic fields in two and three dimensions, and compare the magnetic field of a pulsar to that of the Earth and other astronomical objects. This is Activity 3 of the Supernova Educator Guide developed by the XMM-Newton and GLAST E/PO programs.
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, Physical sciences, Electricity and magnetism, Physical sciences, Motion and forces
This is an activity about Earth's magnetosphere. Using provided information, learners will determine the speed of electromagnetic radiation and the speed of material ejected from a solar flare and calculate when each will reach Earth.
Earth and space science, Earth structure, Earth's magnetic field, Earth and space science, Solar system, The sun, Solar-terrestrial interactions
This interactive, online activity introduces the idea that everything emits electromagnetic radiation, including students. Students discover how the light emitted from an object (a robot) changes as the object is heated.
light and color
Middle school, High school, High school, Grade 9
Earth and space science, Astronomy, Stars, nebulae and galaxies, Physical sciences, Light and optics
Satellite images of Mercury and Mars are used to illustrate craters and generate a discussion about their cause. After comparing those images with one of Earth, students explore the reason for the lack of visible craters on our planet.
Earth and space science, Earth processes, Geologic processes, Earth and space science, Earth processes, Weather, Earth and space science, Earth structure, Ocean and water, Earth and space science, Solar system, Comparative planetology