Earth's Motion Teacher Resources
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Seasons on Earth and MarsLesson Planet
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—Earth experiences them all! But what about Mars? Scholars compare the planets in terms of distance, tilt, and rotation during a lesson from PBS's Space series. Great visual models of Earth and Mars, plus...
Tilt of Earth's Axis and the Four SeasonsLesson Planet
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
Geometry meets earth science as high schoolers investigate the cause and features of the four seasons. The effects of Earth's axis tilt features prominently, along with both the rotation of the earth about the axis and its orbit about...
Island Rotation: Lesson Plan 3Lesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
How far have California's Channel islands moved? What was the rate of this movement? Class members first examine data that shows the age of the Hawaiian island chain and the average speed of the Pacific Plate. They then watch West of the...
The Calendar, Australia, and White ChristmasLesson Planet
8 mins 10th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Could a white Christmas in July ever actually happen? PBS's series on space time and measurement presents a video discussing how our ideas about the seasons won't hold true forever! The narrator explains how Earth's gyroscopic behavior...
Earth's Rotation Changes and the Length of the DayLesson Planet
7th - 10th
In this Earth's rotation and day length worksheet, students are given a table with the period of geological time, the age of the Earth and the total days per year. Students calculate the number of hours per day in each geological era,...
The Motion of the OceanLesson Planet
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What drives the ocean's motion? Get your class moving toward understanding by using this video. Viewers find that thermohaline circulation is caused by the concentration gradients of temperature and salinity. Using adorable animation in...