Investigating Phenomena: How Can the Sun Set at Midnight?

by carolinastaff
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Carolina Phenomenon

Phenomena-driven science! Phenomena are observable, naturally occurring events that are everywhere and spark student questions and investigations. Ask students to observe the DCI-linked phenomena in the video and complete the attached student sheet prior to remote learning discussions.

Observations: Carefully watch the sun at midnight video. Gather all the evidence you can from the video, and write down everything you observe.

Generate Questions: What causes the times of sunrise and sunset to change? How are the times of sunrise and sunset related to location? How are the times of sunrise and sunset related to the season or time of year? What is the longest day, and where does it take place?

Research (include sources):

Final Explanation: Use a written explanation, graphic, or flow chart to present your final explanation for the sun at midnight?

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