Classroom Lessons - Grades 6 - 9

Exploring Magnetism A new Spin on the Solar Wind: The Moon, Magnetosphere, and ARTEMIS - In this activity, students work in groups of 2 or 3 to build their own model of the Sun-Earth-Moon system. Students will use the model to demonstrate that the Earth is protected from particles streaming out of the Sun (solar wind) by a magnetic shield called the magnetosphere, and that the Moon is periodically protected from these particles as it moves in its orbit around the Earth. Students will learn that the NASA ARTEMIS mission is pair of satellites orbiting the Moon, measuring the intensity of solar particles streaming from the Sun.


Exploring Magnetism Exploring Magnetism - This is a teacher's magnetism guide with three sections: Magnetism, Electromagnetism, as well as a background and material section, a glossary, and a reference section. Click on the title to access the HTML version of this teacher's guide.

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