NASA eClips Bundle: Sun's Position Collection

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The NASA eClips and related resources will help students to understand how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution and tilt.

  • Elementary

Resources in “NASA eClips Bundle: Sun's Position” Collection

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1 NASA eClips Video - Our World: Sun's Position

Find out more about how our sun's position in the sky changes due to Earth's rotation, revolution and tilt. Learn from the experts -- Dr. Alex Young and Dr. Nicki Viall explain these connections so students understand patterns within the Earth-sun relationship.

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2 NASA eClips Spotlite Interactive Lesson: 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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3 NASA eClips Spotlite Interactive Lesson: Seasons

An interactive lesson and student-produced NASA Spotlite video that confront and correct the misconception that seasons are caused by the distance Earth is to the Sun.

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4 NASA eClips Video - Our World: The Sun, A Real Star

Learn about the important relationship between Earth and the sun. Find out about the layers of the sun and how Earth's magnetosphere acts like a giant handkerchief to protect us from all kinds of space weather.

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5 NASA eClips Video - Our World: Two Eyes on the Sun

Learn how NASA launched two satellites to collect data about the sun. Also learn about solar eruptions and how they affect Earth and astronauts in space.

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6 GLOBE - Earth as a System User File Web Page
7 My NASA Data - Earth as a System User File Web Page