The Science and Beauty of Auroras

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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Instructional Ideas

  • Have students create a collage of photos from auroras
  • Research how often coronal mass ejections occur
Classroom Considerations

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  • The 21st video in a series of 22

  • Notes include articles and videos for lesson extension ideas
  • Great resource for a traditional or a flipped classroom

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