Young scholars explain that it is not the distance from the sun that dictates the seasons, but the tilt of the earth as it rotates around the sun. They perform a simple experiment using a lightbulb and a globe.
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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
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
Natural Selection: Of Seasons and Species
Do predators look for different things in different seasons? The quick interactive shows how some species survive longer in one season than another based on the conditions. The challenge questions encourage pupils to demonstrate that...
6th - 12th Science CCSS: Adaptable