Space Weather Hands-on Activities for Classroom & Home

Hands-on Activities, Lesson Plans, Games and Quizzes for use in the Classroom or at Home

These activities cover Space Weather and related topics, such as magnetism and the Sun.

Our team of content developers and expert teachers created some of the activities in this section. Other activities listed here are ones that we use and recommend.



Space Weather

Space Weather Activities, Project, and Problems

Last modified October 19, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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