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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.

Sun's Position

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Interactive Lesson: Sun

Sun's Position

Students will explain why the location of where the sun appears during sunrise and sunset changes over the year. Through watching a NASA Spotlite video and follow-up class discussion, and building an understanding of the vocabulary through a collaborative activity, students will be able to explain how the tilt and movement of Earth determines the path the sun travels during different seasons.

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NASA Spotlite: Sun's Position

A video from Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia.