Fusion, Space Weather (solar flares and coronal mass ejections), and Fusion Reactors

for high school students (the neutrino problem and Electromagnetic spectrum in solar sciences as options)

For anyone interested in running this unit in class, please consider giving me feedback. Here zipped, is the lesson plan package of 8 Word and 1 PDF Files:




Optional pre lesson reading suggestion
Morris, Richard. The Last Sorcerers: the Path From Alchemy to the Periodic Table.
Washington DC: Joseph Henry P, 2003. v-282.


Current events
High school student builds fusion reactor
http://discovermagazine.com/2007/mar/radioactive-boy-scout
Anatomy of a Solar Storm from May 2007 Popular Science
http://www.popsci.com/popsci/aviationspace/7250d257d5ed2110vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html


Fusion animation simulation
Rob Scharein's work creating an animation of our suns fusion reaction when he was at the University of British Columbia:
http://www.astro.ubc.ca/~scharein/a311/Sim/fusion/Fusion.html
Rob Scharein's current website: http://hypnagogic.net/sim/

http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/lectures/suninterior.htm


Space Weather: Solar flares, coronal mass ejections and the Earth's Magnetosphere
Sun Earth viewer: With interviews, animations, real time image data,
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/sunearthday/media_viewer/flash.html

NOAA Space Environment Center, Space Weather Now: http://sec.noaa.gov/SWN/index.html
Also serving the following users groups:
User Groups
Navigation
Radio
Electric Power
Satellite Operators
Aurora
News Media
Very nice solar weather station, visualizations activity and plasma matter sorter.
http://www.spaceweathercenter.org/

Current space weather conditions at NOAA's Space Environment Center
http://sec.noaa.gov/

Universal Time/Greenwich mean Calculator
http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/fun/conversions/worldtime.html


Fusion Reactors (Tokamat & Torus)
The Internet Plasma Physics Education eXperience (IPPEX) site on the World Wide Web
allows students and teachers to participate remotely in
scientific research at the country's largest fusion energy laboratory.
http://ippex.pppl.gov/

Joint European Torus is Europe's version of a fusion reactor project
http://www.jet.efda.org/


The neutrino problem

http://www.jb.man.ac.uk/distance/strobel/starsun/strsunb.htm

http://hepwww.rl.ac.uk/ppdstaff/cnpg/public/PPEP/nvecd/sno.html

Short essay on possible solution for the nutrino problem
http://www.tim-thompson.com/fusion.html


Free fusion materials for educational use
General Atomics (Free) Fusion Educational Materials
http://fusioned.gat.com/teacher.php

Joint European Torus (Free) Fusion Educational Materials
http://www.jet.efda.org/pages/multimedia.html

A Teachers Guide to Plasma Science Resources
http://www.plasmacoalition.org/edu.htm


NASA - Living in the atmosphere of the sun
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2007/multimedia/gal_005.php

Solar and Heliospheric Observatory
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/

Cosmicopia: an abundance of cosmic rays,
http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/nucleo.html

http://www.3dscience.com/

America's Lab Report:
Investigations in High School Science
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11311

Physics of the Solar Corona An Introduction with Problems and Solutions
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Subseries: Astronomy and Planetary Sciences
Aschwanden, Markus J., Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
1st ed. 2005. 2nd printing, 2006, XVIII, 908 p., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-30765-5
http://www.lmsal.com/~aschwand/

NOAA primer on solar space environment
http://www.sec.noaa.gov/primer/primer.html

Stanford Solar Center
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

SolarMax at Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/solarmax/index.html

Hypertext book: Fusion sequence in stars
http://zebu.uoregon.edu/textbook/energygen.html

Portal
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stereo/main/index.html

GSFC
http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/nucleo.html

http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Tests of the big bang light elements
Nucleosynthesis in the Early Universe
http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/m_uni/uni_101bbtest2.html

solar fusion and neutrinos
http://www.tim-thompson.com/fusion.html

fusion brief
http://edmall.gsfc.nasa.gov/99invest.Site/science-briefs/ace/ed-fusion.html


Thank you to Dr. Cindy Klevickis
Distinguished Teacher Award 2007
College of Integrated Science and Technology
One of my summer 2000 VISM Instructors
(Visualization in Science and Mathematics)
https://sharepoint.cisat.jmu.edu/isat/klevicca/default.aspx

Scott Coletti scoletti1@mac.com
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