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Earth’s Orbit and Seasons Demonstration Kit for Earth science allows you to observe the changing of the seasons in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere over a year’s time.

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What causes our seasons on Earth? How does Earth’s revolution around the Sun influence the changing of the seasons? Demonstrate and explain the answers to these questions and more using this low-cost, highly visual kit! Use the Earth model to allow students to observe the changing of the seasons in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere over a year’s time. Students also see the variation in day length in different areas of the world at various times of the year.

Concepts: Seasons, Earth motions, orbits, ellipse.
Time Required: 20 minutes


Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Developing and using models

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
HS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and system models
Patterns
Stability and change