Misconceptions part 3: Teaching the Seasons for Retention

In my Misconceptions, part 1 post I included as an example the common misconception: Seasons are caused by the variation in the distance between the sun and Earth.  When Earth is closer, we experience summer, and when it is further away, we experience winter. Why do students come to the classroom with this misconception?  Firstly, … Continue reading Misconceptions part 3: Teaching the Seasons for Retention