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Our Magnificent Sun
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This podcast explains how scientists study the sun's activity by observing sunspots. The movement of sunspots across the sun's surface proves that our sun rotates on an axis. By observing sunspot minimums and maximums, scientists have discovered that sunspots occur in an 11 year cycle.


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Subject: Science
Title: Solar Blind     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a device for measuring light that can withstand the intensity of the Sun's rays. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Health, Science
Title: Faces in Space     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about a proposed system to spot signs of burnout on marathon space flights. NASA is concerned that stress on long missions could affect the astronauts' performance. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Gas Giant Origins     
Description: This Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about research that indicates that formation of large, gaseous planets like Jupiter and Saturn may have formed more quickly than previously thought. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Air Guitar     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about the virtual guitar, the brainchild of computer scientist Aki Kanerva and his colleagues at the Helsinki University of Technology in Finland. To use it, you just slip on a pair of gloves and step in front of a camera. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: K,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Cheese Tomography     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about non-destructive evaluation techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). One researcher is applying MRI technology to the making of Swiss cheese. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Science
Title: Solar Power from Moon     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about an ambitious plan to get around a problem with the reliability of solar energy. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
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Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Earth, Sun, Moon Activity
http://www.bbc.co.uk...
Concepts of the Earth, Sun, and Moon are identified in this animated video.

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Astronomy/Seasons
http://science-class...
This is a complete resource for the study of Astronomy.

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