Cosmic Rays and Sunspot Numbers |

By: Ms. Susan Higley |

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. |