Explore how charged particles create the colors of the aurora. Make your own northern
Aurora Chalk Art - Activity PDF
Discover the different colors of the aurora and what causes them, then create your own artwork inspired by the northern lights!
Diagramming the Northern Lights - PDF Elementary - PDF Middle School
Discover how solar wind, the atmosphere, and Earth's magnetic field are the perfect recipe to create the phenomena of northern lights. Watch a 25-minute video Kiuguyat: The Northern Lights that combines cultural and scientific information about the aurora. Print or view this poster as a visual aid.
Aurora Bracelet - PDF activity
Discover how gases in the atmosphere cause the different colors of the northern lights, and make a colorful bracelet to remind you of the aurora colors.
Several lessons are from the Cultural Connections kits, which can be checked out from the museum here.
Left: Hugo L'Achr. Right: Sebastian Saarloos
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