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The magnetic field of the Earth is contained in a region called the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere prevents most of the particles from the sun, carried in solar wind, from hitting the Earth. This site, produced by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), uses text, scientific illustrations,and remote imagery to explain the occurrence and nature of planetary magnetic fields and ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Imagery - remotely sensed, Visualization - scientific, Ref. material
Subject: Geophysics, Physics, Space science
 
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As part of this lesson plan, students will learn about how energy is produced and dissipated by stars, including our own Sun. In addition, materials presented here explain the formation, evolution,and eventual "death" of stars in supernova explosions, and some fundamentals of nuclear physics. Definitions of terms and questions for the class are included. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12)
Resource type: Lesson plan
Subject: Physics, Space science
 
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