Individual Activities

Cosmic Rays and Sunspot Numbers

By: Ms. Susan Higley (Cherry Hill Middle School)

Grades 6-9

Students will participate in a three-part lesson.

First, students will construct a line graph displaying the cosmic ray flux over time.

Second, students will construct a graph to display the sunspot numbers for a period of time.

Finally, students are asked to graph both and determine if there is a correlation.

In order to compare these two sets of data, students will need to scale the data in order to visualize the results.

Teacher and student notes for the graphing calculator are included.

File Size = 17 pages (76 kBytes)