Moon And Earth

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Clip: Moon And Earth

The effect of the moon on earth

Student Application

Take a look at what causes day and night, why the Sun is so important, and what causes the change of seasons through telescopes that reveal the mysteries of our Solar System.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will know that our sun, located about 93,000,000 miles away, is the closest star to earth. Also, our sun is not very large or hot relative to the numerous other stars in the universe.
  2. Students will understand the concept of night and day. Though it appears that the sun rises and falls, it is the earth that is moving. Du...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Before viewing the video

    1. Anticipatory Set: Ask the following questions: What is the sun? What is a star? What is our earth? How are they the same? (They are spheres.) How are they different? (Two are stars and the earth is a planet.) Discuss each question. Watch the video to provide answers ...

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