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Magnetic Fields and the Sun

Project Overview

By Michael Dorneman
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mercer County Community College
Trenton, NJ

Students will print Solar Magnetograms and images of the Sun in the electromagnetic spectrum (visible or otherwise), compare the images, draw conclusions about the effects of the Sun’s Magnetic Field, determine if their conclusions are correct, and discover the need to study and watch the Sun.


A Student Worksheet is included in the RWLO, or the instructor may have the students write a more formal laboratory report. Both are described in this document.