Science and Engineering Practices
Science & Engineering Practices Addressed by the Sunspot Digi Kit
1) Analyzing and Interpreting Data, Grades 9-12:
Analyze data using tools, technologies, and/or models (e.g., computational, mathematical) in order to make valid and reliable claims or determine an optimal design solution.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • NASA-SSEC Lecture Tutorial: Measuring the Frequency and Period of Sunspots
  • NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO): Image archive
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory: Sunspot Videos
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory: Solving Sunspot Mysteries
  • NASA/ESA Class Activity: Tracking Sunspots Using Real Data from SOHO
  • Science Netlinks: Tracking the Movement of Sunspots



2) Using Math & Computational Thinking Use mathematical representations of phenomena to describe explanations.
Activities correlating to this Practice:
  • NASA-SSEC Lecture Tutorial: Measuring the Frequency and Period of Sunspots
  • ESA: Differential Rotation of the Sun and Its Chromosphere
  • NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO): Image archive
  • Big Bear Solar Observatory: Sunspot Videos
  • IRIS Data: TiO Image catalog
  • NASA/ESA Class Activity: Tracking Sunspots Using Real Data from SOHO
  • Science Netlinks: Tracking the Movement of Sunspots


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