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The Solar Wind Tunnel: A Comet Borrelly Interactive
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The Solar Wind Tunnel: A Comet Borrelly Interactive

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Short Description: Students compare their observations of the solar wind's interaction with magnetized planets, non-magnetized planets, comets, and asteroids, and record their observations online.

Topic: Magnetospheres: Planetary Shields

Grade Level: 5-8

Body: Our Solar System, Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Asteroids, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Dwarf Planets, Comets

Mission: Rosetta (Comets), SOHO (Comets), Wind (Our Solar System)

Science Education Standards:

Benchmarks

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*

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