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The next time you watch the Sun rise; take a minute to think about what’s really going on. You are standing on a giant ball of rock that is hurtling through space, and the spot where you are standing is rotating in the direction of a star 93 million miles away! It makes a beautiful sunrise seem even more amazing. In this month’s trade book-inspired K–2 lesson, students observe the pattern the Sun follows as it appears to move across the sky, and in the 3–6 lesson, students model day and night and explore the need for different time zones on Earth.