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This activity from the Exploratorium provides a presentation of the role of the sun in ancient cultures and an extensive description of the modern view of the sun.  The activity features many striking images and a hands-on, scientific experience as well as explanatory Quick Time movies.  Visitors are able to perform an investigation with real solar data by comparing the appearance of sunspots in visible light and in x-rays.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- The Sun
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Instructional Material
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- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Movie/Animation
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
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- image/jpeg
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© 1998 Exploratorium
culture, history, research, solar image
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created July 18, 2006 by Ann Deml
Record Updated:
March 5, 2010 by Lyle Barbato
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when Cataloged:
August 25, 2006
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1998), WWW Document, (
Sunspots: Activity, (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1998), <>.
APA Format
Sunspots: Activity. (2006, August 25). Retrieved December 15, 2018, from Exploratorium:
Chicago Format
Exploratorium. Sunspots: Activity. San Francisco: Exploratorium, August 25, 2006. (accessed 15 December 2018).
MLA Format
Sunspots: Activity. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 1998. 25 Aug. 2006. 15 Dec. 2018 <>.
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@misc{ Title = {Sunspots: Activity}, Publisher = {Exploratorium}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {15 December 2018}, Month = {August 25, 2006}, Year = {1998} }
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