Given the following instructions:
USING WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, WRITE YOUR OWN MYTH ABOU THOW AND WHY THEY HAPPEN. A MYTH EXPLAINS NATURAL EVENTS LIKE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS BY USING A STORY RATHER THAN SCIENCE.
This is what Connor came up with:
At the beginning of the world the Gods were almost finished with Earth's creation. Each God was assigned an element and a region. One God wasn't satisfied with his element or region. The Desert God demanded a different assignment, but the other gods refused. The Desert God declared war on his friends. He summoned the animals of the desert and destroyed most of the Gods, except for the Darkness, Light, Energy and the Jewel god. The four remaining pure gods created monsters from their elements. Light and Darkness made Blue Eyes Shining Dragon and Red Eyes Darkness Dragon. These dragons had immense power. Energy and Jewel created Deyoxies, a monster that shot blasts of pure energy from his whip-like hands, and Raycuaza was created from an emerald and could create a vortex to send things to other dimension. These four monsters trapped the Desert God by making cocoons out of their elements. The legend says the two dragons created Night and Day. Deyoxies made the things that we draw energy from, and Raycuaza made the lights of the sky. The story also has it that when a solar eclipse occurs, the dragons mate and give birth to a new sun, and the northern lights are Raycuaza and Deyoxies meeting each other and flowing lights in the sky , in which you can see their mammoth forms.
While the monsters and gods come from the worlds of Pokemon and Yu-gi-oh, the myth is his own creation. Our boy is well on his way to a life of geekdom. He's written his first fanfic.