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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.


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Interactive Lesson: Seasons


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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NASA Spotlite: Seasons

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