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The Reasons for the Seasons

Young scientists use a globe and a light to simulate the rotation of the earth and sun to show the seasons. Additionally, they simulate direct sunlight and indirect sunlight showing intensity of the sun, and answer questions based on their results.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure that groups practice safe lab behavior when dealing with lamps and electricity
Pros

  • Promotes active learning and observation skills
  • Provides printables and worksheets for the activity
Cons

  • None