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Auroral Magnetism from the Ground (Activity 7)

Auroral Magnetism from the Ground (Activity 7)

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Short Description: Students analyze graphs to determine the range of magnetic changes at Canadian observatories.

Topic: Magnetospheres: Planetary Shields

Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12

Body: Our Solar System, Sun, Earth

Mission: Earth Science Missions (Earth)

Science Education Standards:


By the end of the 2nd grade, students should know that
  • Magnets can be used to make some things move without being touched. 4G/P2

By the end of the 5th grade, students should know that

  • Without touching them, a magnet pulls on all things made of iron and either pushes or pulls on other magnets. 4G/E2
  • Without touching them, an object that has been electrically charged pulls on all other uncharged objects and may either push or pull other charged objects. 4G/E3*

Source: NASA Earth Science Education

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