The Year and Seasons

This The Year and Seasons lesson plan also includes:

Turn your classroom into a live demonstration of how the earth and sun interact to create the four seasons. Using a globe, a light source, and a series of constellation cards, super scientists discover how the motion of these objects affects the lives of everyone on Earth. The learning experience concludes with an in depth class discussion of their findings.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Create a class blog for the activity discussion questions and allow students to answer them digitally 
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have large open space to perform the science demonstration
  • Requires materials and preparation 
  • Science demonstration and discussion questions may be completed independently of the computer activity
Pros

  • Clear directions are offered with picture examples
Cons

  • Instructions to create constellation cards are not included
  • Computer activity requires the purchase of software
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