We began the lesson by refreshing our knowledge of the continents and countries. Next, we learnt about the northern and southern polar lights. Amazingly, the lights can only be seen in certain parts of the world and at certain times. Long ago, people believed that the lights were battling dragons in the sky, or the end of a great fire fox’s tail. Now we know that the lights are caused by solar winds. Using our Fluent Thinking skills, we discovered how the solar winds excite nitrogen and oxygen particles in the atmosphere causing them to light up in the sky, thus resulting in the Aurora Borealis. The children used chalk and paint to create these beautiful wintery scenes inspired by the northern lights.
By Meera Cholera
Year 2 Monkeys Teacher