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NASA Spotlites videos are paired with interactive lessons and subject matter expert interviews to offer real-world connections.

Teachers may use the NASA eClips Spotlites Video Design Challenge to increase their students’ science literacy and communication skills. From research, to script, to screen, students build their own understanding of the science concept through creative video representations. This project may be used by digital media, science, and English teachers as an authentic, interdisciplinary task.

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.