Explores ultraviolet light -- what it is, where it comes from, how we can detect it, and what effects it has upon us and our Earth. Using (inexpensive to order) UV sensitive beads, the students test the beads with...
Students measure sunspot speeds and shapes across the solar disk to determine whether the spots are on the Sun or are planets revolving around it (Galileo's dilemma). Includes links to hands-on demonstration of concepts.
Students build a working spectroscope to study the nature of light. (Younger students use a prism to learn about the rainbow.) The curriculum includes study guides for various grade groups, PowerPoints to explain...
In this activity, students will collect and use solar data to (estimate or) compute, using angular velocity, the Sun's rotation period. This lesson is intended for grades 6-12.
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