Night and day rotation animation

This online resource demonstrates why we have night and day.

The Flash-based interactive resource shows different views of the Earth as it rotates, showing how this causes day and night.

An accompanying quiz strategically asks questions that gives teachers the opportunity to dig deeper into student thinking with questions such as "why do you think that?" and "If that were true, what would you expect to happen if?".

Students can then use the interactive to check their ideas.

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