Aurora Borealis

The bright dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis are the result of collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun which enter the Earth’s atmosphere. The lights are seen above the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.


In the past, some cultures have explained the presence of the Northern Lights as deceased relatives attempting to communicate with the living. Others have believed they are a way to conjure up ghosts and spirits. There are many different myths and stories and more romantic beliefs. The student’s task is to create their own explanation of this natural phenomena.


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Hi, I'm a Geography teacher with experience educating at various levels across the south of England, ranging from mainstream schools, SEN and extra-curricular tuition. I also have experience in teaching Humanities, English and PSHE topics, as well as having worked as a cover supervisor and an exams invigilator. I've also had the chance whist studying and practising Geography to visit some fabulous locations around the world such as the Sahara Dessert, the American Heartland for my dissertation and Germany as part of my degree study programme. All of my experiences so far have added to my passion for the subject and I continue to produce and edit educational material today with a view to passing on my enthusiasm for the subject as well as inspiring new Geographers.

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