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NASA Spotlites videos are paired with interactive lessons and subject matter expert interviews to offer real-world connections.

Teachers may use the NASA eClips Spotlites Video Design Challenge to increase their students’ science literacy and communication skills. From research, to script, to screen, students build their own understanding of the science concept through creative video representations. This project may be used by digital media, science, and English teachers as an authentic, interdisciplinary task.

Characteristics of Plants

Play video - NASA Spotlite: Plants are Alive
Interactive Lesson: Characteristics of Plants

Characteristics of Plants

Students often have a difficult time understanding that plants are organisms.

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NASA Spotlite: Plants are Alive

Student producers from Hampton City Schools, in Hampton, Virginia, confront the misconception that plants are not living.