ERIC Number: ED401114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
Solar Physics and Terrestrial Effects: A Curriculum Guide for Teachers Grades 7-12, 2nd Edition.
Briggs, Roger P.; Carlisle, Robert J.
This curriculum guide includes a brief textbook, a hands-on activity guide, and resource listings. The textbook provides background information in solar physics for teachers and contains problems suitable for advanced students at the end of each chapter. Topics covered in the textbook include stellar evolution, the structure of the sun, methods of studying the sun, and solar-terrestrial interactions. The activity section offers ideas for hand-on experiences that can be done in the classroom with inexpensive and readily available materials. Topics for nine hands-on activities include building a spectroscope, energy transport in the sun, measuring the solar constant, earth-sun orientation, the effect of the solar wind on the geomagnetic field, determining the rotation period of the sun, seeing at different wavelengths, luminosity of the sun and stars, and radiation hazards in space. Background information about the activities is included in the textbook. Contains 50 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Earth Science, Environmental Education, Physics, Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Secondary Education, Solar Energy, Space Sciences, Stars, Textbooks
Space Environment Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80303.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, CO. Space Environment Center.