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Seasons: The Earth's Tilt
Students view a class demonstration that models how the Earth's tilt in combination with the Sun's rotation create seasons. They work in groups to replicate the demonstration and develop a presentation for the class.
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A Time for All Seasons - Spring
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fun primary grade science unit. Engaging young scientists with a variety of hands-on activities and inquiry-based investigations, these lessons are a great way to teach children about seasonal...
1st - 3rd Science CCSS: Adaptable
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