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Written by: Bonnie Thurber EIS Academy Manager, October 2015
Topic: Art, Astronomy
Grade (Age) Level: Grades 5-8 (Ages 10-14)
- Teacher: Bonnie Thurber
Title: 2018 Nepal Presentation Electrostatics in Space
Authors: Frances Duletri, Lynne Zielinski, Bonnie Thurber
Space is not empty, but full of plasma and particles that you never expected to be there. "99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The magnetosphere surrounds and protects the earth from stellar plasma with a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles. Rockets, satellites and the International Space Station fly in plasma. Join us in learning about the exotic phenomena that surround the earth. Learn how the Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the hazards of space environment. This STEAM* workshop provides K-12 teachers with the background and activities to excite students to continue studying electrostatics, a wide application in many emerging fields of industry.
- Manager: msp academy