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edited by Lauren Aguirre
In this classroom activity appropriate for grades 6-9, students interpret a graph that represents the sunspot cycle from 1900 to 1990. By studying patterns in the graph, they will then construct their own updated graphs to represent sunspots occurring from 1995 to 2003.  This lesson integrates Galileo's studies of the sunspot cycle.
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Astronomy
- Historical Astronomy
- The Sun
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
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= Laboratory
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activity, lab, observation, solar, sun, sunspots
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Metadata instance created January 30, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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, edited by L. Aguirre (2004), WWW Document, (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2912_galileo.html).
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NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens - Sunspot Cycle Classroom Activity, edited by L. Aguirre (2004), <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2912_galileo.html>.
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Aguirre, L. (Ed.). (2004). NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens - Sunspot Cycle Classroom Activity. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2912_galileo.html
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Aguirre, Lauren , ed. NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens - Sunspot Cycle Classroom Activity. 2004. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2912_galileo.html (accessed 24 April 2014).
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Aguirre, Lauren , ed. NOVA: Galileo's Battle for the Heavens - Sunspot Cycle Classroom Activity. 2004. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/education/activities/2912_galileo.html>.
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