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Spin! Day and Night

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In this activity, patrons use their bodies to model how Earth's spin - rotation - creates the cycles of day and night

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: Computer and projector to display an animation of Earth Spinning (included in the activity plan)
Hints for uses in your library Try pairing this activity with one of the many activities in our Moon Collection
Related Links Google Earth: Earth at Night
Earth at Night: Earth Observatory
NASA-NOAA Satellite Reveals New Views of Earth at Night
Why is there day and night?
Originating Source Education and Public Engagement at the Lunar and Planetary Institute
Related Books
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Sun up, sun down : the story of day and night by Jacqui Bailey

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Spin! Day and Night

Spin! Day and Night

In this activity, patrons use their bodies to model how Earth's spin - rotation - creates the cycles of day and night