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Morgan County School System
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.
Content Areas: Science
Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:
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10. Identify objects observed in the day sky with the unaided eye, including the sun, clouds, moon, and rainbows.
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10. Describe components of the universe and their relationships to each other, including stars, planets and their moons, solar systems, and galaxies. Identifying the impact of space exploration on innovations in technology
Examples: MRI, microwave, satellite imagery, GPS Mapping seasonal changes in locations of constellations in the night sky Describing the life cycle of a star
Example: H-R diagram
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8. Observe, describe, and predict patterns of the sun, moon, and stars as they appear in the sky (e.g., sun and moon appearing to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; stars other than our sun being visible at night, but not during the day).
National Science Education Standards
Content Standard D
As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of objects in the sky.
- The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described.