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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 explain that Earth's seasons are caused by the tilt of Earth's axis combined with the position of Earth in its orbit around the sun as a result of watching the Spotlite video, learning the vocabulary collaboratively, and discussing the sun-Earth relationship.

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Interactive Lesson: Seasons


This video was produced by students attending a summer camp in 2017 at the National Institute of Aerospace in Hampton, Virginia.