Below are instructions for making a simple paper model of the magnetosphere, out of a single sheet of paper. |
Read the instructions below first, then link to an image of the model. Print the image, then fold the printout or a xerox copy of it (preferably, one copied onto thick "construction" paper) according to the instructions.
The preferred image to use is a high-resolution black-and-white one, using file wfold.jpg (332 Kb, may take some seconds to load). However, it may not print with every browser. Internet Explorer 4.5 (Macintosh) performed well, so did Netscape 7.0, but not Netscape 4.7. To bring up the image link to cutout.html and then print the screen.
For paper models in other languages, click here for Spanish or here for French.
Otherwise, you may bring up to view and perhaps print one of two low-resolution images, in black and white (click here for Spanish and here for French) or in color (English only). You may also experiment with intermediate resolution images: Spanish or French. The black and white image can be copied in an ordinary xerox machine and may be colored by you or by students in whichever way is preferred. However, if you have a color printer, especially one that can handle construction paper, you might want the color version. Either version is printed out lengthwise, like an ordinary sheet of text.
Author and Curator: Dr. David P. Stern
Mail to Dr.Stern: education("at" symbol)phy6.org
Co-author: Dr. Mauricio Peredo