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What is an Aurora?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
An impressive animation explains the earth's awe-inspiring auroras. The contributions of high-energy particles from the sun collide with our neutral atmospheric atoms. Explained are the roles of solar wind, plasma, the magnetosphere,...
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The Science and Beauty of Auroras

For Students 6th - 12th
Did you know that Earth is one of three planets that experiences auroras? A video explains what happens when the magnetic sun throws giant balls of plasma at the earth. It includes both the beauty and the damage an aurora can cause. 
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Where to See an Aurora

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Where can you see an aurora in North America? After completing an astronomy activity, scholars can locate the exact coordinates. Pupils plot points of the inner and outer ring of the auroral oval and answer questions based on their...
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What Causes The Northern Lights? (Aurora Borealis)

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
In the arctic circle, some hotels offer aurora borealis wake-up calls so visitors don't miss the northern lights. A Veritasium video explains what causes the northern lights. It also presents many misconceptions people still believe...
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Auroras

For Students 9th - 12th
Learn the science behind one of the most beautiful acts of nature. A comprehensive lesson explores the causes and characteristics of auroras. The instruction also explains the differences among auroras and what the differences indicate...
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Launchpad: Aurora Lights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What are the Aurora Lights? NASA has put together a highly informative video explaining the science behind this polar phenomenon. We learn about Earth's magnetism, its interaction with the sun, and how NASA was able to understand the...
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Auroras! Online Activity

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this auroras worksheet, learners read an online book about auroras and answer short answer questions about it. Students answer 10 questions total.
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Dancing Lights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students view artwork and navigate the Internet, and read books to learn about the Aurora Borealis.  In this Northern Lights lesson, students complete a KWL and separate the facts from the myths about the Northern lights. Students answer...
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Aurora Misconceptions: Rainbows and Aurora

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the formation of auroras and rainbows. In this physical science lesson, students differentiate the spectrum of colors produced by the two. They complete a Venn diagram comparing them and sketch their spectrum.
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First You See It - Auroras!

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read science article on auroras and create a class bingo game with the scientific terms.
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Native Aurora Vocabulary

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders study the local Native vocabulary related to auroras. In this earth science lesson, student practice pronouncing the words correctly. They create a tab board based on directions provided.
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Aurora Borealis

For Students 9th - 11th
In this Aurora Borealis worksheet, students read about how early scientists used triangulation to measure the height of the Aurora Borealis. Students solve 3 problems using triangulation.
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Aurora Recipes

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explore the conditions needed for an aurora curve to exist and determine if any other planet may experience auroras. In this meteorology lesson, students identify what is necessary for an aurora to occur, review facts about...
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Auroras

For Students 7th - 9th
In this auroras worksheet, students define 11 terms related to space phenomena such as auroras, coronal mass ejections and auroral ovals. Students use a given website to help them define the terms and they write a 500 word essay about...
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Auroras

For Students 8th - 10th
In this auroras worksheet, students read 2 descriptions written about a massive solar storm that occurred in 1859. Students read each description and compare the specific points in each. They create a time line of the events that...
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Auroras

For Students 7th - 9th
In this aurora worksheet, students read a description of an aurora observed by Captain Standard in 1859. Students interpret the description with a drawing giving as much detail as possible using colored media to capture what they read.
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The Northern Lights

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Have any of your students seen the Northern Lights or heard of the Aurora Borealis? After reading an excerpt from the book Alaska by Rebecca Stefoff, discuss the story with your students. Next, divide your class into four groups to...
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Bill Nye The Science Guy on Magnetism

For Students 4th - 7th
This mini-episode is really more about magnetic fields than the phenomenon of magnetism. Computer graphics help Bill explain how charged particles from solar wind create the awesome Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis. Mr. Nye also...
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Magnetism

For Teachers 9th - 12th
All phenomena concerning magnets, their field lines and impact on objects are covered. The trivia surrounding field lines and the earth, electric charges, repulsion and attraction is plentiful. The slide show continues after twenty...
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Aurora Borealis

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students read background information about the Aurora Borealis and complete a science experiment based on the lights. In this Aurora Borealis lesson, students read information about the formation and background of the Aurora Borealis....
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Aurora Ovals

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders discover why aurora's are visible only in some places. In this earth science instructional activity, 9th graders explain how auroras form. They color and label magnetic field lines diagram.
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Power and Auroras

For Students 9th - 11th
In this power and auroras activity, students read about the relationship between power, work and energy and how the power of auroras are measured by the light they produce. Students use a data chart of the Great Aurora of 2003 to answer...
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The Aurora

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study the Aurora Borealis lights known commonly as the Northern and Southern lights. In this space science lesson, students study pictures of the Auroras for Jupiter and Saturn. Students visit the given website for an...
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The amazing and Beautiful Aurora

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students research the aurora. In this aurora lesson, students participate in a webquest about the aurora. Webquest worksheet is included.

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