|Posted on Mar 18, 2011 12:27:04 AM | John Entwistle | 0 Comments ||
Solar Week 2011, a lively week of online activities and curriculum for students about the sun, including games and lesson plans for the whole week, begins on March 21.Every fall and spring since 2000, Solar Week has provided a weeklong series of Web-based educational classroom activities and games geared for upper elementary, middle and high school students with a focus on our dynamic sun and its effects on Earth. Students learn about solar eclipses, sunspots, solar flares and solar storms through a series of activities, games, and lessons.Initiated as means of encouraging girls in the sciences, one of Solar Week’s special strengths is a role model approach, expressed through on-line interaction between students and leading female solar scientists on the interactive message board. Students of both genders are welcome!Solar Week is ideal for all students studying the solar system, the stars, or astronomy in general. It's also for students wondering what it's like being a scientist, and pondering possible career choices. Participation makes for a fun computer lab activity as well. It’s a great place for any student interested in our nearest star, the sun.Teachers: Read FAQs before having your class post a question on the interactive message board.Address questions about Solar Week 2011 to Karin HauckCommunications ManagerCenter for Science Education at UC Berkeley's Space Sciences LaboratoryNES teaching materials supporting Solar Week 2011:• Earth Climate Course (grades 7-9)• What are we Made of? The Sun, Earth and You (grades 5-8)• MY NASA DATA (grades 9-12)NASA Now programs supporting Solar Week 2011:
• Solar Storms
• The Mechanics of Solar Panels
Link to the NES Virtual Campus home page.
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