The NOVA Sun Lab
|Presented By||NOVA Labs|
|Goal||Help scientists predict solar storms.|
|Task||Access data, images and tools to help predict solar storms.|
Despite its apparently steady glow, the Sun is a churning mass of superhot plasma that regularly produces powerful flares and storms that can knock out power and communication systems here on Earth. In this lab, watch NOVA videos to explore what makes the Sun so volatile and get access to the same NASA data, images, and tools that scientists use to predict solar storms—so that you can predict them for yourself.
|How to Join||
Register for free and get started by watching the introductory videos.
Visit the PBS LearningMedia collection for educational resources like lesson plans and downloadable videos: http://pbslearningmedia.org/collection/novalabs/?topic_id=1652
This project is part of the larger NOVA Labs platform: www.pbs.org/nova/labs
|Ideal Age Group||Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults|
|Ideal Frequency||Just once|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online|
|Tags||lab, nova, nova labs, solar energy, solar flares, solar weather, sun|
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