Earth, Sun and Moon

This course explored phenomena that can be explained by the position and motion of the Earth, the Moon, and the Sun. Participants learned about topics supporting Standards and Benchmarks related to the heating of Earth’s surface by the Sun, phases of the Moon, and the apparent changes in the position of objects in the night sky. This course also included some of the basic details about Earth, including the characteristics that make it unique in our solar system, its composition, and its capacity to support life. Participating educators received NASA resources to use with students and gained strategies for implementing inquiry-based instruction models.


It gave me further resources and connections to broaden my own and my students understanding of the seasons. – Stephanie Ott-Zurcher, middle school teacher, Pennsylvania



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