Individual Activities

Aurora Viewing from the Ground

By: Dr. Sten Odenwald (Astronomer)

Ms. Susan Higley (Cherry Hill Middle School)

Grades 6-9

Although the best viewing for the Aurora Borealis is near a latitude of +68o , because these curtains of light extend over 1,000 kilometers above the ground, they can be seen at other latitudes as well. In this activity: Students will read to perform a task. Students will construct a drawing to determine the optimum viewing angle of an aurora.

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