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ConcepTest: Sun Spot Activity

ConcepTest questions by David McConnell , David Steer , Walter Borowski, Jeffrey Dick, Annabelle Foos, Jeffrey Knott, Alvin Konigsberg, Michelle Malone, Heidi McGrew, Kathie Owens, and Stephen Van Horn

Question:

Sun spots, flares and other emissions from the Sun's surface can have a negative impact on electrical systems on Earth. What would be the implications for this type of solar activity if the Sun did not experience differential rotation?

a. There would be less sun spot activity.
b. There would be more sun spot activity.
c. There would be no change in sun spot activity.

Student Responses:

No data yet. The correct response is A.

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Subject

Physics:Astronomy:The Sun, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science

Resource Type

Activities:Classroom Activity:Short Activity:ConcepTests

Grade Level

College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level

Ready for Use

Ready to Use

Earth System Topics

Solar System and Astronomy

Topics

Solar system, Human Dimensions/Resources