Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

The SDO-EVE project promotes education and public outreach on the cutting-edge research and groundbreaking data of the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mission.

The SDO-EVE project was funded by NASA on behalf of the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE), which is one of three instruments on the SDO satellite.

The SDO-EVE project explores:

  • What are some of the natural effects of the sun-earth relationship?
  • How do scientists research the sun and its solar activity?
  • What are the causes and effects of solar activity and space weather?
  • Why is understanding and predicting solar activity and space weather important?
  • How are the earth, living things, and society impacted by space weather?
  • Can solar activity and space weather be accurately forecasted?

SDO Science Overview

https://youtu.be/MUQElJYIIlI?list=UUn69TGTR1nVI-YhtPSv3pwA

SDO Curriculum Suite

Developed out of the Solar Dynamics Observatory - Extreme Ultraviolet Experiment (SDO-EVE) project, the SDO Project Suite integrates both new and adapted lessons and activities for a real-world exploration of the sun, solar activity and space weather and its impacts on life and society on earth.

This NGSS-aligned curriculum has passed NASA Product Review and is comprised of four modules that can be completed as a coherent unit or as individual activities.

Each module is student-directed and has specific learning objectives that focus on sun-earth interactions.  Students master a range of scientific concepts while developing 21st century skills in digital and media literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.

Modules:

1 Features of the Sun: Provides an understanding of the structure of the sun

2 Electromagnetic Spectrum & Magnetism: Investigates how and why the sun is studied via the electromagnetic spectrum and magnetism

3 Sun-Earth Interactions: Explores the causes of solar activity and the effects that space weather has on earth

4 Solar Exhibit: Summative assessment engages students to collaborate on designing, creating, and curating a 3-D solar exhibit

Watch the NASA SDO Mission video.

 

Information

Space science, earth science, sun-earth interactions

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Resources

Project

Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

Sun Features

Activity 1

SDO Comics

What Color is the Sun?

Author: Emily Kellagher

Grade Level: Elementary

Project: Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

Topic:

Earth Science, Sun

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De qué Color es el Sol?

Author: Emily Kellagher

Grade Level: Elementary

Project: Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

Topic:

Earth Science, Sun

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Older Lessons

Solar Science Learning Kit

Author: Mark McCaffrey

Grade Level: K-12

Project: Solar Dynamics Observatory - EVE

Topic:

Earth Science, Sun

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