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
Systems and system models Patterns Stability and change