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NASA Spotlites are short (90-120 second) student-produced videos that allow learners to actively confront and disprove science misconceptions. These videos are paired with classroom-ready 5E lessons that will engage learners through interactive technology. Use NASA eClips lessons and the Spotlite challenge to increase your learners' scientific literacy.


In this lesson, students will address the common misconception that Mars is red because of its temperature. As students develop their understanding of chemical change in matter through explore activities, they will learn new vocabulary that applies to new concepts. Students will apply the vocabulary as they explain that Mars has a reddish tint due to the reaction of the rocks to its atmosphere.

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Interactive Lesson: Planets


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