Guided Discovery: The Earth
Fourth graders create dioramas of the Earth and its axis and orbit. They analyze how the Earth's axis allows it to rotate and that the result is day and night. They discuss the Earth's rotation and how the planets interact with one another.
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Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...
3rd - 7th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
3rd - 12th Science