Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

What’s the Forecast in Space?

Camilla Corona

Camilla Corona is the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mascot.

Camilla Corona SDO, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) mascot, wants to know the forecast for tomorrow’s space weather!

Since space weather can harm her astronaut friends and satellites in space, like her pal SDO, Camilla wants you to help her predict what the space weather will be so she can warn them and keep them safe.

The Mission: Learn about space weather on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) website then go to the “Forecast Page” to create a space weather forecast.

Will your forecast be accurate?  You can check back at the SDO  homepage to view the latest space weather updates.

Students will learn about space weather using the forecast lesson, then will make a space weather prediction using the Space Weather Submission Form.

Camilla Corona is counting on you!

Space Weather Activity – NASA SDO
http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/swx/classroom.php

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Earth Science Week Essay Contest – Deadline October 19, 2012

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Earth Science Week Essay Contest

Earth Science Week 2012 Essay Contest – Open to Students in Grades 6-9
http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests/essay/index.html

The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring an essay contest to celebrate Earth Science Week 2012. Essays should focus on the theme “Geoscientists Working Together.” The contest is open to students in grades 6-9 who are residents of the United States. Participants should submit an original essay no more than 300 words in length, typed and formatted to fit on one page. Entries must be submitted electronically. The deadline for submitting entries is Oct. 19, 2012.

You have the “Write” stuff!

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