What Is Earthshine?

Light travels in interesting ways through the solar system. A video episode from a longer series highlights how the sun's rays travel to the earth and moon and sometimes in between. Scholars learn about reflection properties on a very large scale.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Flip your classroom by assigning the video as homework; use class time to answer questions and to hold a discussion
  • Record new vocabulary in a graphic organizer such as a Frayer diagram
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires knowledge of the phases of the moon
Pros

  • Presents the information with visual reinforcements
  • Offers closed captioning to aid in note taking
Cons

  • None