One of the following activities can show what you have learned in your investigation.
Many of the images you will acquire and print will be quite spectacular. Ask your school to use a prominant display case, mount several images on some foam board and set up a display. If you LAMINATE your images, they will last a lot longer and you can hand them around in class for other students to see. Put a title and explination in your display, naming each image, telling how you got them and perhaps inviting other students to come to your room and participate in your project. If you get good pictures of each feature and write their names underneith, it makes a good display.
Ask if you can make your room or the computer center where you work, the SOLAR CENTER for your school. Invite other schools to visit and start a SOLAR CLUB. Invite professional solar astronomers to see what you are doing
SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS
Participate in a SCIENCE FAIR, presenting your pictures and describing what you have dis covered. Presenting the entire LIFE TIME of a feature, such as a sun spot works very well, particularly if you give it a name.
NOTE BOOKS AND JOURNALS
Keep a note book or journal describing your day to day activities at your solar center. Describe what you do to get your images, what features you find, what happens each day to your features and how long they live. Compare your journals with those of oither students to see what they have found and tpo tell them about your discoveries. If you become part of a long term observation, like a year or more, you will find that as time goes by, there will be more and more features to record and observe because we are in a period of increasing solar activity. There is an 11 year solar cycle and we are now on the upswing of solar activity. About 1995 was a quiet year for the sun.
If you make contact with solar scientists, keep a journal of all your activities, record their visit and ask them if you can stay in touch via e-mail and or video conferencing. When major events occur on the sun, these scientists get very busy. When things are quiet, though, they probably will be glad to have some one to talk to about what they do. They may have some old equipment for observing the sun, that they may want to give away. Also, they may invite you to their observatory, once they find out you ere serious about your observation.
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