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Dancing Lights: Exploring Aurora through Art and Writing DLESE Reviewed Collection
This set of five activities and supporting teacher material allows students to explore the beauty, science and mythology of the aurora through art and writing. This standards-based, flexible ?plug and play? program is based on research in bringing science into the literacy and art classroom. It can be used as a complete sequence of lessons of can be used as guidelines for teachers to develop their own activities. In addition to the program, we have designed a contest where students submit art and writing entries to the regional coordinator. A program facilitator?s guide, available on CD-Rom, provides a vehicle for national distribution to science centers, other NASA E/PO groups, and individual schools, districts or personnel. Details on how to effectively distribute the program and create a contest locally are included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Intermediate (3-5)
  • Informal
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Computer activity
    • Curriculum
    • Guide for instructor
    • Lesson plan
    • Module / Unit
    • Presentation / Demo
    • Project
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - artistic
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
    • Visualization - scientific
    • Webcast
  • Text:
    • Index / Bibliography
    • Book
  • Atmospheric science
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
  • Space science
  • Other
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
QuickTime plug-in
Flash player
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd-000-000-000-423
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Erin Wood