SUNSPOTS  Lesson Resource Guide

Solar Scientist:



Sunspots Data Graph

x-ray area vs. date graphing sheet.

Study the change in x-ray active areas over time by plotting them on a graph, with x-ray areas on the vertical axis, and date on the horizontal axis. Put a point on the graph for each day's x-ray image, where a line up from the date axis at the value for the day meets a line at the height of the x-ray area from the vertical axis. You can also make a bar graph, by drawing a bar centered on the date, reaching the height of the measured sunpot area, for each daily image.

Student Worksheet

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