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What is Space Weather? How might it affect us? How can we predict it?

Students will follow a guide to predict space weather events and then look for aurora as evidence of these events. This activity may be explored as science inquiry and uses the technological tool of current real-time images of the Sun and measurements of the near-earth space environment.

Thank you for the contributions to this activity from the Polar Star advisory teachers: Karen Billingham, Christian Collette, Maria Conceição Manaia, Paula Galvin, Maire Goggin, Gearóid Kelleher, Daniela de Paulis, Vivian White, Emilio Zuniga.

The activity was created within the POLAR STAR project, co-financed by the Erasmus + Program of the European Union (2019-1-FI01-KA201-060780).

More information: http://polar-star.ea.gr/

Prior Knowledge Requirements

- awareness of X-rays as an element of the electromagnetic spectrum
- basic understanding of magnetism (north and south poles)
- distance between the Earth and the Sun
- basic understanding of the solar system as planets orbiting the Sun

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