Type:

Interactive, Graphic Organizer/Worksheet, Lesson Plan

Description:

This activity looks at what causes the Earth's seasons, with a focus on the Earth's tilt and spherical shape. Students learn how sunlight spreads over the Earth by modeling different tilts and calculate the relative sunlight intensity received by the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to understand seasonal differences between the hemispheres.

Subjects:

  • Science > General
  • Science > Astronomy
  • Science > Earth Science

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8

Keywords:

seasons globe earth sun

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial
Update Standards?

SCI.7.4.A: Science

use appropriate tools to collect, record, and analyze information, including life science models, hand lens, stereoscopes, microscopes, beakers, Petri dishes, microscope slides, graduated cylinders, test tubes, meter sticks, metric rulers, metric tape measures, timing devices, hot plates, balances, thermometers, calculators, water test kits, computers, temperature and pH probes, collecting nets, insect traps, globes, digital cameras, journals/notebooks, and other equipment as needed to teach the curriculum; and
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2016-08-02.

Component Ratings:


Standards Alignment: 3
Subject Matter: 3
Support Steaching: 3
Assessments Quality: 3
Deeper Learning: 3

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