|Magnetic Reversals: Fact and Fiction|
In this activity students learn about Earth's magnetic reversals by reading two fiction stories and a scientific summary of past reversals, including graphical information. This will help students discriminate between factual and fictional descriptions of a natural phenomenon, which has been scientifically studied from the fossil and geologic record of Earth, and found to be a lot less frightening than the media would have us imagine.
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DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-034
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Author: Dr Sten Odenwald
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Image for Magnetopause-to-Auroral Global Exploration