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SDO Project Suite Online

Updated on December 12, 2014 - 12:18 PM CST
Posted on December 11, 2014 - 1:55 PM CST

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I am excited to share the news that the SDO Project Suite curriculum passed NASA Review. 

The entire curriculum is available for download at:

Please contact me if you are interested in implementing part or all of the curriculum, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate in both formal and informal education settings. Here is a summary of the curriculum:

The SDO Project Suite is an NGSS-aligned curriculum that integrates new and adapts existing solar and space weather resources, which can be completed as a coherent unit or as individual lessons. The SDO Project Suite consists of a series of four student-led Solar Modules, with real-world application, that provide an interactive exploration of Solar Science:

Module 1: Introduction to the structure and features of the Sun.

Module 2: Investigate how and why the Sun is studied via the electromagnetic spectrum and magnetism.

Module 3: Explore the significance of solar activity and the effects of space weather on Earth.

Module 4: Student collaboration to design, create, and curate a 3-D Solar Exhibit summative assessment

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, etc.

Kind regards,

Jennifer Taylor

CIRES Education Outreach

University of Colorado-Boulder