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Dancing Lights

Dancing Lights

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Short Description: Although children this age aren't prepared to learn about Earth's magnetosphere, they may be interested in the Northern Lights, which are caused by our magnetic field. Students explore the aurora through art and writing.

Topic: Magnetospheres: Planetary Shields

Grade Level: K-4

Body: Sun, Earth

Mission: Earth Science Missions (Earth)

Science Education Standards:

National Science Education Standards

Physical Science - Content Standard B

Grades K-4

  • Electricity in circuits can produce light, heat, sound, and magnetic effects. Electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical current can pass.
  • Magnets attract and repel each other and certain kinds of other materials.

Source: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

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