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Polar Borealis

Polar  Borealis
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By Andrea Mulder-Slater

Polar bears are very large bears who live in the icy cold Arctic where The Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) can be seen.

Auroras are bright, dancing lights that form when electrically charged particles from the sun enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide. The scientific name for the northern lights is Aurora Borealis, while the scientific name for the southern lights is Aurora Australis.

In this lesson, children will draw a polar bear surrounded by the colors of The Northern Lights.

This is an excerpt of a step-by-step lesson plan which can be downloaded at the link below.

What You Need:

  • Sulphite or other heavy drawing/painting paper in white (9″ x 12″)
  • Black permanent markers or black crayons
  • Liquid tempera paint
  • Black chalk pastel
  • Paintbrushes
  • Paper towel
  • Messy mats

What You Do:

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