The World Doesn't Revolve Around You (The Earth is a spinning spaceship.)

Students are engaged in answering age-old questions about the universe.  How do we know the Earth rotates on its axis? How do we know that the Earth revolves around the sun? What causes the seasons? This episode focuses on Earth as a round, moving, spinning spaceship! Students are encouraged to become astronomers and study the cyclical daily and yearly motions of the Earth, Moon and Sun.

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