Touch the Sun

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Resource Type:Location-based Outreach Programs; Outreach Programs
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K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Organization:Chabot Space & Science Center
Summary:From the heart of the Solar System, straight to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, and delivered to you: A near-real-time interactive full color extreme ultraviolet animation of our dynamic and stunning star, Sol. The Sun doesn't get more personal or awesome than this! Zoom in on active hot spots, vast and graceful prominences, and maybe even catch a solar flare or coronal mass ejection in the act. Play with Plasma, the stuff of the Sun; Scult your own sunspots using powerful magnets. Even send a digital postcard of your own drawings of features you have found on the Sun's surface and atmosphere. Interactive exhibit where visitors can learn more about the sun by interacting with plasma and magnets.; Location: Oakland, CA
Earth Science Big Ideas:Big Idea 1
NGSS Discplinary Core Ideas:ESS1.A
NGSS Performance Expectations:1-ESS1-1; 5-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-1; HS-ESS1-2; HS-ESS1-3; MS-ESS1-1; MS-ESS1-2
NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:Analyzing and interpreting data; Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering); Developing and using models; Engaging in argument from evidence; Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information
NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:Energy and matter: Flows, cycles, and conservation; Patterns; Scale, proportion, and quantity; Systems and system models
Subjects: astronomy; california; solar; space
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