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NASA Spotlites videos are short (90-120 second) student-produced videos designed to address science misconceptions. The videos are used within classroom-ready 5E lessons that utilize interactive technologies. Lessons foster conceptual change and deeper understanding of scientific vocabulary.


In this activity, students will explain the role of clouds in Earth's energy budget including reflection, shadowing, absorption, trapping heat at night as a result of watching the NASA Spotlite video, learning the vocabulary collaboratively, and discussing the relationship of clouds to Earth's energy budget.

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Interactive Lesson: Clouds


Video produced by students from Newport News Public Schools, Newport News, Virginia.