Magnetic Connection Activity

Magnetic Connection Activity

  • Inside Venue
  • Outside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Introduce the connection between the Sun's magnetic activity and Earth's magnetic field with this activity for small groups. Use a group of compasses and a small magnetic boomerang to show how solar storms are generated from the Sun's magnetic activity and illustrate how solar storms interact with Earth's magnetic field to create aurora and potentially disrupt our modern electronic infrastructure.

Uploaded: April 2012
 

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Activity Video: Magnetic Connection

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Daytime Event
Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
Inside Venue
Inside Venue
Outside Venue
Outside Venue
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