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Description:

Auroras are natural atmospheric phenomena created when the solar wind interacts with Earth's magnetosphere, which means that an increase in aurora activity indicates an increase in space weather. This interactive slide show presents images of auroral displays on Earth and other planets, and explains how they form, why they have different colors, and how the ethereal shapes are produced. A background essay and list of discussion questions are included.

Subjects:

  • Science > Meteorology
  • Science > Earth Science
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-021,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL,Early Elementary,Undergraduate (Lower Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110503230256236T,Elementary School,High School,Geoscience,Science -- Instructional issues,Higher Education,General Public,Space Science,Science -- Earth science,Science -- Astronomy,Education,Science -- Meteorology

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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