Day and Night - student misconceptions

Day and Night - student misconceptions
Publication Date: April, 2014
Type of Resource: Teacher background info

This weblink is to an information resource which helps teachers understand the possible misconceptions students hold about day and night.

Knowing student misconceptions can help teachers design activities and questions to develop in their students a scientific understanding of how the relationship of the Sun and the Earth creates day and night.

Australian Curriculum:
  • Year 3 > Science Understanding > Earth and Space Sciences > Earth’s rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day > ACSSU048