Why No Polar Pineapples

Why do certain plants only grow in specific regions of the earth? This is the focus of a video that explains how Earth's tilt affects the amount of direct and indirect sunlight certain areas receive. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Re-create the video experiment in class to show students a real-life example
Classroom Considerations
  • The sixth in a series of 15 videos that discusses the sun and its influence on Earth
  • Concepts from the previous videos are reviewed at the beginning of the episode
  • An experiment compares the growth of two of the same plant receiving direct and indirect sunlight 
Pros
  • Designed for Next Generation Science Standards
Cons
  • None
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