Winter Solstice Teacher Resources
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The History of Christmas Trees, Part One
Students read an article about Winter Solstice celebrations. They consider the symbolism of evergreens in winter and how different cultures have used evergreens in winter celebrations throughout history.
1st - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 26 Downloads
Sun, Earth, and Moon: Calendar of Events
Students examine the moon phases and sunrise-sunset time as they study the variability of daylight hours. They discover why the number of daylight hours varies throughout the year. They discover the meaning of winter solstice, spring equinox, summer solstice and fall equinox.
4th - 6th Science 9 Views 49 Downloads
Exploring Seasonal Shadows and Sunlight
Over several months, astronomy learners record length and position of an outdoor object's shadow, such as a flagpole. Ideally this activity would be continued throughout the entire school year and the data applied to a lesson on Earth's tilt.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 27 Downloads
Determining Hours of Daylight
In this daylight hours worksheet, students will study illustrations showing the length of day at every 10-degrees of latitude for the winter and summer solstices. Students will complete 4 short answer questions based on the illustrations.
5th - 8th Science 3 Views 23 Downloads
Sands of Time
Twelfth graders explore an application of integration. In this Calculus lesson, 12th graders explore the length of the day where they live during the winter and summer solstice. Students are provided with data relating to the solstices at various latitudes.
12th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Learners study customs of various winter holidays. In this holiday lesson, students read the book The Reasons for the Seasons and complete a winter glyph. Learners use graphing software to create a chart of the holidays that are celebrated.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 40 Downloads
Solstice And Equiniox Curriculum
High schoolers engage in a lesson that investigates finding the dates of the solstices and equinoxes. They define the terms related to the concept and conduct research in order to explain the physical occurrences. They also relate to how the solstices and equinoxes relate to the seasons on Earth.
9th - 12th Science 3 Views 35 Downloads
Solstice and Equinox
Students identify the dates of the solstices and equinoxes and how they relate to the various seasons on Earth. After discussing how the solstice and equinox affect the seasons, students use their bodies to demonstrate the how each equinox and solstice begins and ends.
6th - 8th Science 14 Views 61 Downloads