This unit focuses on the science behind the Aurora Borealis. It can be connected with science units, writing and reading.
Objective: Students will be able to explain the causes of the Aurora Borealis by explaining the Earth’s magnetic fields.
Reading passage: Learn about the Earth’s Magnetic field and its role in creating the Aurora Borealis. Reading response questions connect to reading standards. Focus on Main Ideas and Details.
Science Mini Lesson: A mini lesson where students learn about what the magnetic field looks like both for a magnet and the Earth. Guided questions and links to online resources to support the lesson are provided.
Writing: Students will use what they learn in order to write a paragraph about the Aurora Borealis. A guided writing worksheet is provided including all parts of an informative piece. Final draft paper in different sizes and colors are also provided for display.
Art Project and Writing Project: Use what students have learned about the Aurora to write a informational piece and create a beautiful art piece to go with it. Directions and examples provided