What makes day and night

United States, 1947

Film
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This is one of a series of films designed for elementary school science classes; it demonstrates that the alternation of night and day is due to rotation of the earth and not to the apparent motion of the sun around the earth. Two children and their father discuss the cause of night and day using a torch and a light globe to demonstrates the principles involved.

Credits

production company

Young America Films

Language

English

Duration

00:05:03:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

30371

Subject categories

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Education, Primary

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Astronomy

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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