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Day 99: Sun Model Project January 30, 2007

Posted by Admin in Astronomy, Homework.
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Today we began work on constructing models of the sun. This independent project (every student will complete their own model) can take on many forms: a labeled drawing on regular white paper, a layered diagram constructed out of construction paper, a three-dimensional model made from styrofoam or cardboard, a folding flip-book of layers, etc…

So while the format is up to you, the requirements for the project are the same regardless of form: You must include all 6 layers of the sun (In order from the center: core, radiative zone, convective zone, photosphere, chromosphere, and corona) and the three surface features: solar flare, sunspot, and prominence. I have uploaded a copy of the full directions and scorecard. We will work on these projects in class again tomorrow and these projects are due on Monday, 02/05/07 for 15 points.

Thursday we will review for the test. The test has been moved from Thursday to Friday. With that, the after school review session has also been moved – from Wednesday to Thursday (3:05pm – 4:00pm). Study guides are available in class or available here for download.

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