Space Academy

Seasons

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     www.linktolearning.com  
(** to print, page orientation must be changed to LANDSCAPE)

View the following animation about seasons on Earth and complete the chart below. http://esminfo.prenhall.com/science/geoanimations/animations/01_EarthSun_E2.html 
(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
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Length of day in Northern Hemisphere        
Date of occurrence        
Season in the Northern Hemisphere        
Season in the Southern Hemisphere