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Discover the change of the seasons by modeling the Earth-Sun system. Learners model the orbit of the Earth around the sun and explore how and why the patterns of winter and summer occur.
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- Lesson explains that although it is designed for eighth and ninth grades, it is adaptable for younger grades
- Requires several materials for implementation, including index cards, masking tape, and a flashlight or laser pointer
- Provides links to informational websites for additional research
- An engaging and demonstrative way to discuss Earth's orbit