What would a solar storm do to Earth?

The Sun is constantly firing huge blasts of electricity across the solar system. This clever, animated video shows how one of these storms, if directed at Earth, could devastate our high-tech societies and send us back to the Dark Ages.

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  1. Solar storms are formed in the Sun’s corona, a volatile halo that is hotter than the star’s surface. Research the corona and make a poster explaining this mysterious region.
  2. Write a short story, no longer than two pages, set after a solar storm has devastated Earth. What would happen as the storm unfolded? Would it send us back to the Dark Ages? How would you feel?