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Space Weather Effects

This resource contains two activities and accompanying teachers’ notes.

Effect on a solar telescope
Using images from the SoHO satellite, students make an estimate the speed of charged particles in a Coronal Mass Ejection from the Sun.

Space weather and dodgy data
Students look at data from a GPS satellite to investigate the effects that space weather has on the longitudinal positioning error.

Curriculum links include: speed and acceleration, energy, communications, risk, impact of developments in science and technology, data analysis, measurements, accuracy and precision, sources of error

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