Does the Sun rotate?


Title

Does the Sun Rotate?

Author

Paula Furtado

Name of school

ESCOLA SECUNDÁRIA DE MIRAFLORES

Description

Goals

Types of learning resources (Inquiry-Based Teaching, Project Based Learning, exercise, experiment, simulation)

Download Lesson Plan.

Methods

1 – The students observe the Sun’s photosphere through the telescope.

2 – They register the existence of sunspots.

3 – However, how can they observe the sunspots throughout a week without a telescope? They can do some web research …

They can use Nasa’s website SOHO http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov to search for pictures along the week which will substitute the observations

4 – They use the software Salsa J http://www.euhou.net/index.php/salsaj-software-mainmenu 9/download-mainmenu-10 to gather the pictures and make a shortvideo that will show the Sun’s rotation

Materials

Assessment

ICT

eTwinning

Mobility

Stakeholders

Success

Head-teacher

Teachers

Pupils

Multimedia

Country

Portugal

Subject

STEM

Age

12