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Winter Solstice

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The winter solstice is the subject of a collection of materials that has young scientists watching videos, conducting experiments, and making calculations, all to investigate the scientific concepts behind the shortest day of the year.
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Teach This Poem: "Toward the Winter Solstice" by Timothy Steele

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Timothy Steele's poem, "Toward the Winter Solstice," offers scholars an opportunity to consider what poets and scientists could learn from each other's work. First, learners examine a NASA image of a star-forming region in the Orion...
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Winter Holiday Celebrations

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students understand how holidays revolve all around light. In this winter holidays lesson, students find the similarities and differences between the winter holidays. Students discuss the winter solstice and how it relates to the holiday...
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The Winter Solstice

For Students 5th - 6th
In this winter solstice worksheet, students read a detailed text about the winter solstice and the historical and religious significance of this day. Students then complete a 15 question fill-in-the-blank and true/false worksheet.
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Solstice and Equinox Season Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How can December 21 be the shortest day of the year when all days are 24 hours long? Pupils see how to build a model showing the differences between winter and summer solstices and equinoxes. Using this model, classes can then discuss...
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Why Seasons Make No Sense

For Students 6th - 12th
Do the summer and winter solstices mark the beginning of the warmest and coldest quarters of the year? After an introduction of scientific concepts related to seasons, an informative video explains how the Romans are responsible for the...
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Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

For Students 5th - 9th
Did you ever wonder which season is best for viewing the full moon? Find out why winter wins the honor, and why the tilt of Earth''s axis is the main contributor. 
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Student Exploration: Summer and Winter

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing the seasons online/interactive learning exercise, students explore the Earth's positions and determine the summer and winter season. Students answer 21 short answer questions
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The Solstices

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Compare surface temperatures when the solstice occurs in the different hemispheres. Young scientists draw conclusions from their investigation of data collected using spreadsheets and a globe.
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Winter and Summer Storms Scenarios

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the patterns that create summer and winter storms. Working in groups, they create model storms for summer and winter. Students discuss the reasons why summer storms and winter storms are different and explain...
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Celebrate Winter!

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Learners understand, and participate in, both the historical and scientific aspects of this year's celebrations by introducing them to a selection of activities.
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Exploring Seasonal Shadows and Sunlight

For Teachers 5th - 8th
What can shadows tell us about the changing season? Over several months, astronomy learners record length and position of an outdoor object's shadow, such as a flagpole. They apply the data to a growing hypothesis and note the patterns...
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Bill Nye Video: Earth's Seasons

For Students 4th - 8th
In this earth's seasons learning exercise, students answer fill in the blank questions after seeing Bill Nye's video. Topics include the rotation of the earth around the sun, the tilt of the earth, the time zones and sunlight.
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Winter Holidays

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate the traditions associated with winter holidays. They examine why most of the holidays are associated with light. They examine the origins and customs of these holidays before creating an original holiday.
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Determining Hours of Daylight

For Students 5th - 8th
For 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.
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Motions and Their Effects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
With a simple blackboard-style appearance, these slides list facts about the reason for the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes. It also touches on Kepler's first law of planetary motion. There are no pictures or graphics to help explain...
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Solstice and Equinox

For Teachers 6th - 8th
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...
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Sands of Time

For Teachers 9th - 12th
New ReviewTwelfth graders explore an application of integration. A calculus lesson prompts class members to find the length of the day where they live during the winter and summer solstice.  Using data relating to the solstices at various...
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The History of Christmas Trees, Part One

For Teachers 1st - 8th
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.
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The Sun and the Seasons

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is there more daylight in June than in December if you live above the equator? How does the angle of sunlight shift throughout the year? Answer these questions and more with an interactive article about the sun, its path through the...
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Seeing Solar Processes

For Students 7th - 12th
In this seasons worksheet, students compare 24 hour filmstrips for a single day in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Arctic Circle to determine the different seasons. This worksheet has 12 fill in the blank.
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The Sun's Path

For Students 8th - 11th
Starting with questions about the tilt of the Earth and apparent motion of the sun, a worksheet provides instructions on how to figure the paths of the Sun on certain dates. Learners answer three more questions, complete with details...
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Apparent Motion of the Sun

For Students 10th
Demonstrate the path of the sun across the sky at different times of the year with an engaging science lesson.  Learners use a series of questions and diagrams to examine the movement of the sun and appearance of the sky around their...
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Solstice And Equiniox Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students 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...

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