Classroom Activities

The IMAGE satellite program has supported teachers to create a wide range of classroom activities through its summer intern program at the NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center.



Playing With Magnetism

Exploring Magnetic Fields

Electricity and Magnetism

The Inverse-Cube Law for Magnetism


Solar Storms

Magnetic Storms and Solar Activity

The Sunspot Cycle

Sunspot Activity and Ocean Temperature

Sunspot Activity on Other Stars

CME Speed Activity

Solar Activity and CMEs

Anatomy of a CME

The Solar Wind:Transferring energy from the Sun to Earth


Earth's Magnetic Field

Exploring the Earth as a Magnet

The Wandering Magnetic Pole:Introduction

Plotting Points in Polar Coordinates

Measuring Distances on a Polar Map

Wandering Poles in the Last 2000 Years

The Magnetosphere and Us

A Soda Bottle Magnetometer

Magnetic Storms from the Ground

Investigating Magnetic Storms

Motion of the Magnetic Pole

Investigating Earth's Magnetism

The Magnetopause Boundary

How to Catch a Speeding Cloud with IMAGE

Interplanetary Pool Games with IMAGE



Magnetic Storms and Aurora

Round-the-Clock Aurora Monitoring

The Evolution of an Aurora

The Auroral Battery and Electrical Circuit

A Simple AM Radio Ionosphere Monitor

Radio Waves and the Ionosphere

The Aurora:new light on an old subject

Seeing Auroral Lights from Space with IMAGE

Decoding an Ancient Mystery

Aurora: The human dimension

Where to See an Aurora

Aurora Viewing from the Ground

Estimating Heights with a Clinometer

How High Up are Aurora?

Aurora Triangulation from Photographs

Auroral Magnetism from the Ground

How to Predict an Aurora

Aurora Activity and Latitude


Human Impacts

Cosmic Radiation and Air Travel

Cosmic Rays and Sunspot Numbers


Satellites and Space Travel

IMAGE Satellite Scaling

IMAGE Satellite Scale Model

IMAGE Satellite 1/4 Scale Model

Solar Storms and Satellites

Satellite Glitches and Cosmic Rays

Planning A Trip to Mars

Design Your Own Research Satellite

Getting a Satellite Into Space

Sending Data from a Satellite Back to Ground




Measuring a Pendulum's Amplitude

Measuring a Pendulum's Period

Pie Charts in Science

A Simple Magnifier

What You See Depends on Where You Are

The Mathematics of Simple Harmonic Oscillators