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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.

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.

Play video - NASA Spotlite: Sun's Position