|Sunspot Activity and Ocean Temperature|
In this activity students analyze and compare two graphs to determine if there is a correlation between solar activity and ocean temperature. They discover that by comparing the results from data that has been collected since the 1800's to the present, scientists have found a possible pattern. For example, there are many instances when the average ocean surface temperature and sunspot activity were at a high or low at about the same time. The source of the controversy is that there are also times in which a correlation is not seen in the data.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-003
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Ms Susan Higley
Cherry Hill Middle School
Editor: Dr Sten Odenwald
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Image for Magnetopause-to-Auroral Global Exploration