Earth's Magnetic Personality: Magnetic Data in the Classroom

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Subject:
Science and Technology
Provider:
NASA
Collection:
NASA
Level:
Secondary
Abstract:

Earth's Magnetic Personality is the fourth and final teacher's guide in a sequence of four guides designed to understand magnetometer data and the THEMIS mission science while meeting the needs of high school teachers teaching astronomy, physics, and physical science. It was developed with the goal that students can work directly with the THEMIS magnetometer data. The guide covers vectors, the x-y-z magnetometer plots, creating a prediction for aurora using the magnetometer data, calculating the total magnetic field strength and observing it over months, and the waves in Earth's magnetic field excited by large magnetic storms.

Course Type:
Learning Module
Language:
English
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Media Format:
Downloadable docs, Text/HTML

Comments:

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JN HIDOE
posted | on Sep 03, 02:09pm

From Abstract: "Earth's Magnetic Personality is the fourth and final teacher's guide in a sequence of guides designed to understand magnetometer data and the THEMIS mission science while meeting the needs of high school teachers teaching astronomy, physics, and physical science. It was developed with the goal that students can work directly with the THEMIS magnetometer data. The guide covers vectors, the x-y-z magnetometer plots, creating a prediction for aurora using the magnetometer data, calculating the total magnetic field strength and observing it over months, and the waves in Earth's magnetic field excited by large magnetic storms." Developed by NASA, the lessons have depth and organization. Some of the activities are useful (vectors overview, using real data) when teaching Magnetism. However, other activities are specific to the THEMIS mission and may not be applicable to every classroom. (Physical Science HCPS III 7.4; Physics HCPS III 7.1, 7.4)