Some elements from our "math and science toolbox" are shown here.
Original artwork created for Windows to the Universe by Randy Russell.

# Tools for Math and Science

In order to study and explain space weather, scientists need to use some pretty complex math. So if you would like to study space weather when you grow up, keep plugging away in your math class!

For example, scientists who study space weather use graphing a lot to explain things. So keep working hard and ask questions in math and science class when you don't understand something! That will help you build a solid math and science foundation for the future.

## Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity Kit

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## Tools for Math and Science

In order to study and explain space weather, scientists need to use some pretty complex math. So if you would like to study space weather when you grow up, keep plugging away in your math class! For example,...more

## Starting Points for Science

There are some basic ideas that you find in many kinds of science. We have grouped these "starting points for science" into three areas: space, time, and matter. On one hand, "space" is the term we use...more

## What is a Supercomputer?

Some science problems are so complicated that you need SUPERCOMPUTING power to tackle them! Just what is a supercomputer? A supercomputer is a computer that is one of the fastest or most powerful computers...more

## Using Computers for Science

Computers have become a normal part of life. They are used to send e-mail, write a school report or look up recipes. They are used to crunch the latest baseball stats and deliver phone calls to the right...more

## Universal Time

When it is noon where you live, it is midnight on the opposite side of the world. Usually when we think of time, we mean "the time of day where I live". If we say something happened at 9 AM, we mean it...more

## The Magnetic Field

The force of magnetism causes material to point along the direction the magnetic force points. Here's another picture of how this works. This picture shows where the magnetic poles of the Earth are to...more

## Planetary Magnets

The Earth has a dipole magnetic field. This is when magnetic field lines point in a direction out of the South Pole and into the North Pole. Planets can also have quadrupoles (4 poles) and octupoles (8-poles)....more

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