Let’s predict a Coronal Mass Ejection

© NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/ARMS/Joy Ng, producer
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Short description

Students learn about Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) and their effects on human civilization. In their attempt to predict if they will observe a Coronal Mass Ejection, they use scientific data to construct a diagram of the number of Coronal Mass Ejections over time and they try to spot a pattern. They also compare this diagram with various diagrams of sunspots over time linking CMEs with the solar cycle. They discuss about the scientific practices that they implemented and the importance of expressing a prediction by using possibilities.