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Space: Aurora from ISS

A short discussion topic suitable for year 5 and P6 linking with the topics Earth and Space and Space. This is a super photo of an aurora taken from the International Space Station by astronaut Scott Kelly. These fantastic natural light displays happen when particles from the Sun collide with particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.

This ten-minute activity, linking to speaking and listening, is ideal for use at the beginning of the day or during transition times, such as after lunch. Pupils will be challenged to guess what the image is by answering the questions shown on the first slide of the PowerPoint. This could be done on the whiteboard or through discussion with a partner. Once pupils have finished, click through to the next slide to reveal the answers.

Year 5
Earth and space
Space: Aurora from ISS

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