Reasons for Seasons
Students model the tilt of the Earth as it orbits the Sun. They explain the meaning and characteristics of solstices and equinoxes. They explain that sunlight hits the Earth at different angles at different locations over the course of the year.
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Our Tilted Earth: The Story Behind the Seasons!
Why do some areas experience more extreme seasons than others? Scholars to explore this question with an inquiry-based lesson and a hands-on activity. Collaborative groups team up to collect temperature data using a globe, flashlight,...
7th - 8th Science
It's Not Easy Being Grizz
Grizzly bears can be up to 600 pounds and require a great deal of food, especially to survive hibernation. Comprised of multiple games, the third lesson of five only uses one setup. Pupils run around a large field, sorting and collecting...
7th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable
Reasons for the Seasons
Considering the shape of Earth's orbit and the tilt of its axis, viewers see why seasons occur on the planet. Additional resources that come with the video include a discussion idea, multiple-choice Think questions, and Dig Deeper links...
5 mins 5th - 9th Science CCSS: Adaptable