Tilt Causes Seasons

Earth'sTilt
Learning 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:

  • Is the amount of sunlight we receive the same all year?  Why or why not?
  • How many hours of sunlight do you think we have in a day?
  • Are the hours of sunlight equal every day?
  • Why do you think we have different hours of sunlight during different time of year
  • When are the daylight hours longest?  Shortest?

 

Vocabulary:SunshineHours

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

 

Engage:

  • Kinestetic Activity –  What causes seasons? The Earth’s tilt as it revolves around the sun.

Explore:

Explain:

  • Reading:  Science Fusion (pages 440-441)

Evaluation:

  • Notes and drawing in Science Journal

Learn More:

For Fun:

Seasons_Poetry