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Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere DLESE Reviewed Collection
This Web site contains a collection of information about the magnetic space environment around Earth, developed by a retired space physicist. It includes: Spanish (MIntro.html) and French (incomplete) versions, glossary, timeline, Q&A, a teacher's introduction to the Earth's magnetosphere, teaching about magnetism with classroom demonstrations and articles on Birth of a Radiation Belt and Secrets of the Polar Aurora. The emphasis of the site is on history, conceptual understanding, and basics such as electrons, ions and their motion in space, plasmas and energy. The site also covers planetary magnetospheres, cosmic rays, space weather, selected missions, a paper model of the magnetosphere, and a project for plotting interplanetary field lines.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Glossary
    • Ref. material
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
  • Physics
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
Cost information is not known
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd272
Related resources:
This resource is part of 'Physics and Astronomy Education Files (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: David Stern