Seasons

SeasonsLearning Target: I can analyze data and make predictions of change in seasons.

Think about these questions today as we review what we know about the Sun, moon, and Earth:

  • What is the degree angle of the tilt of the Earth?
  • In which direction does the Earth’s axis always point?
  • What does it mean to revolve?
  • What does the tilt of the Earth cause as it revolves around the Earth?
  • What causes the seasons?
  • How does the tilt of the Earth affect the amount of sunlight we receive?

Vocabulary:Summer_Sun_Winter_Sun

  • axis
  • revolve
  • revolution
  • Northern hemisphere
  • Southern hemisphere
  • equator
  • season

 

Introduction:

Explore:

Explain:

  • Online Lesson:  Seasons (click on “Seasons Interactive”)
  • Video:  Solar Orientation (First 6 min.)
  • Reading:  Science Fusion (pages 436-437)

Evaluation:

  • T-Chart for Rotation and Revolution (students write on post-its)

Learn More:

For Fun:

SeasonsDiagram