The Sun-Earth Connection and Geomagnetism: How the Sun, space weather, and Earth's magnetic field influence our planet's environment

A Windows to the Universe Workshop presented on July 24, 2006, at the
6th Annual Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute for K-12 Educators
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Science Park - Research Division at Smithville

Earth beside a SunspotThis workshop covered three major topic areas:

  • magnetism, space weather, and Sun-Earth connections
  • ultraviolet (UV) "light" - its emission by the Sun, interactions with Earth's atmosphere, and effects on people and Earth's environment
  • radiation - types, sources, units of measurement, effects

The workshop included several hands-on activities.

List of Hands-on Activities

Write-ups of the hands-on activities conducted at the workshop can be found at the links below:

Images, Animations, and Interactives shown during the Presentations

Most of the images, animations, and interactives shown as part of the presentations at the workshop are available online at the links listed below:

Links to References

Last modified July 22, 2006 by Randy Russell.

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