Space Academy


Science; Earth and Space Systems
- describe, using models or simulations, how the earth’s rotation causes the cycle of day and night, and how the earth’s revolution cause the cycle of the seasons
Language; Reading
- understand the vocabulary and language structures appropriate for this grade level
- use conventions of written materials to help them understand and use the materials
Language; Writing
- accurately use appropriate organizers

  A Link to Learning web-based student learning activity  
(** to print, page orientation must be changed to LANDSCAPE)

View the following animation about seasons on Earth and complete the chart below. 
(be sure to click on "Show Earth Profile")

  Vernal (March) Equinox Summer (June) Solstice Autumnal (September) Equinox Winter (December) Solstice
Location of sun's most direct rays
Length of day in Northern Hemisphere        
Date of occurrence        
Season in the Northern Hemisphere        
Season in the Southern Hemisphere