Individual Activities

How to Predict an Aurora.

By: Dr. Sten Odenwald (Astronomer)

Ms. Susan Higley (Cherry Hill Middle School)

Grades 7-9

When an aurora is occurring, the Kp index is usually higher than about 6 or 7. Whenever these values are exceeded during any 3-hour period, this usually means that an aurora is in progress or will soon be visible. The students read and interpret graphs, average data values, and use the results to draw conclusions based on the data.




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