Description: This lesson asks students to investigate a scientific phenomenon, coronal mass ejections (CME), that could have major impacts on our infrastructure, society, and the world. However, strong coronal mass ejections are not well understood by scientists and the public is mostly unaware that this threat even exists. A Carrington Class CME could strike at any time, and depending on its strength and our response, the event could be so catastrophic that modern civilization is forever changed. Using a CME investigation as the backbone, teachers can take this lesson down a variety of paths that relate to human systems, environment, and society.
Grade level(s): Middle Standards: OAS, GFL Produced By: Danny Mattox