Time: Worksheet – Approximately 50 minutes
Formal Laboratory Write-Up – Approximately 1 ½ hours
Online access, printer (B&W is adequate), cheap white printer paper, Student Worksheets if desired
An understanding of magnetic fields and the relationship between moving charges and magnetic fields, the transmission of heat by convection, the nature of the sub-atomic particles normally discussed as comprising matter, and the nature of the Sun.
This RWLO can be used in the classroom, as an out of class activity, or can be started in the classroom and completed out of class.
This writer uses this activity to review and knit together the concepts of magnetism, states of matter, temperature, and the Solar System. Alternatively, this activity could be used to introduce and cover these concepts.
The instructor should familiarize him or herself with the SOHO web site, and practice printing appropriate images. He or she should also print copies of Student Directions and Worksheets prior to class.
There are two sets of Student Directions. The first is for use with a Worksheet on which the students will write answers to questions about this activity. The second set of Student Directions has the students write their results in a laboratory write-up format. That format is briefly discussed in the Student Directions.