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Aurora Polaris Northern Lights Lesson | Astronomy | Space | Sky Science | Paper

Aurora Polaris Northern Lights Lesson | Astronomy | Space | Sky Science | Paper

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Learn how aurora or the northern lights are created in the sky and some of the different stories they hold. Everything you need to teach these concepts is included, along with background knowledge in case you're new to teaching space or astronomy.

This engaging resource includes:

  • lesson and activities about how the auroras are formed, the different names for auroras (aurorae) including Aurora Polaris, Aurora Borealis, Aurora Australis, Polar Lights, Southern Lights and Northern Lights; stories and beliefs by different Indigenous People in Canada about the lights
  • student pages and templates.
  • answer keys and suggested answers.
  • photos of student examples.
  • opportunities to extend learning.
  • ideas for how to use this resource in the classroom, online, or a mix.
  • a digital version of all the student pages that use Google Slides. You must download the PDF file and use the access link in the file to get your digital copy.
  • an alignment guide for Alberta Outcomes.

    These lessons align with:

    • the Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 6 Sky Science (old outcomes)
    • Alberta Science Curriculum © 2022 Grade 5 (new outcomes)

    These lessons support:

    • any astronomy or space unit.

    This resource can be found in our Astronomy Unit Bundle (not recommended for Alberta Teachers).

    Do you teach science in Alberta? We have science units for you!

                                                                  Ninja Note: To access the digital version, download the PDF and use the link in that file.

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