Some students think that it is cold in the winter because the Sun is on the other side of the Earth at that time
This may be because students confuse the day and night cycle with the cycle of seasons. Some students might think that the rotation of the Earth makes the Sun sometimes face toward the Earth (summer) and sometimes face away from the Earth (winter).
Resources to address this
Why is it hotter in the summer than in the winter? (11-14)
Sun on the other side of the Earth: The idea here is that when the Sun is on your side of the Earth it's summer and when it's on the other side of the Earth it's winter. There is a clip that addresses this issue.View Resource
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