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This lesson addresses the common student misconception that the Earth is closer to the Sun during the summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This lesson encourages students to voice this misconception at the beginning of the lesson and then attempts to correct it-first, by exploring the reason for it, and then by presenting an alternate explanation. Materials needed for the demonstration include a small globe and a desk lamp for each group of students, a large ball, and overhead transparency. This resource is from PUMAS - Practical Uses of Math and Science - a collection of brief examples created by scientists and engineers showing how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes have real world applications.

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    Earth and space science:Earth, moon and sun,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140407123454486T,Tilt,Upper Elementary,Orbit,Elementary School,Vocational/Professional Development Education,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-115,Geoscience,Earth Science

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    English

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