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Astronomy: Earth's Rotation

Fifth graders examine the effects of the Earth's rotation and revolution on life and climate. Using a paper wad around a pencil and moving it around a light bulb, they observe the effects of the planet's revolution around the sun. Students write essays explaining the effects of revolution and slant on the temperatures and seasons of the Earth.

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Resource Details

Grade
5th
Subjects
Science
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
5 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Included Materials
  • Vocabulary
  • Worksheet

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