In this lesson, students will read an article about auroral activity, answer questions about what they have read, and apply their understanding to create an auroral display. They will discover that auroras are produced in the north and south magnetic polar regions when energetic particles from the sun in the Earth's magnetic field collide with atoms of oxygen, nitrogen or hydrogen in the atmosphere. Students will also learn of new investigations from the ground and from space about how auroras form and change with time. They will then be asked to apply the knowledge they have acquired and ceate their own "auroras" by coloring a map of the Northern Hemisphere.


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