SDO Project Suite
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: Investigates how and why the Sun is studied via the electromagnetic spectrum and magnetism.
Module 3: Explores 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
Discussions are currently underway with NOAA to develop a Science on the Sphere presentation on Space Weather that incorporates SDO imagery supported by the SDO Project Suite curriculum.
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What are some natural effects of the Sun-Earth relationship?
What are the causes and effects of solar activity?
Why is understanding and predicting solar activity important?
How is the Sun and solar activity researched by scientists?
How are Earth and its societies impacted by space weather?
Can space weather be accurately forecasted?