Amazing aurora - lesson plan

What if we were to tell you that space has its own weather? Not like our weather here on Earth, but weather that is made up of particles and energy blown by a wind from the Sun that affects our planet in spectacular ways. Space weather helps produce amazing auroras in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and leads to other impacts that could affect our day-to-day lives.

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • tell and retell stories based on cultures and folklore of the aurora using their imagination
  • adapt a story and writing to fit a purpose and audience
  • prepare and give a short presentation to a familiar group

Curriculum links

  • English literacy and language – written and verbal communication/creative writing
  • Geography/social studies/the world around us – maps and locations
  • Computing/ICT – understanding how information can help make decisions
  • Science/sciences and technology – new developments in science/develop knowledge and understanding of topical science
  • Art and design/expressive arts – storytelling

Time required: 80 minutes (or more depending on presentation lengths)

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