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Description:

This activity will help students understand how the Northern Lights work, what causes them, and how to observe them. They will use charts and geometry to calculate geographic locations of aurora based on satellite data, how they appear at different latitudes, and their height above the ground. Instructions for the activity are provided, and an extensive list of links to additional materials is also included.

Subjects:

  • Education > General
  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Grade 8,Grade 6,Middle School,NSDL,Science process skills,Geometry,Measurement,Science as inquiry,Earth and space science,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,Plane geometry,Construction,Space Science,Using mathematics,Mathematics,Real world applications,Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184608335T,Geoscience,Grade 7

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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