Seasons Greetings

This activity uses a hands-on kinesthetic introduction, video segments from the Nature program Earth Navigators, and interactives to explain what causes Earth's seasons and seasonal changes. Different cities on the globe are used as examples to show how seasonal changes affect each city. As a culminating activity, students learn about seasonal milestones using video segments.

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Teaching Tips

The seasonal interactive notes that the animation is not to scale. Teachers should reinforce the idea of scale and ask some probing questions to reveal the differences between the scale in the interactive and the scale of the solar system in reality.

Assessment is not provided; the teacher may check for understanding by having students describe a particular place/time as a share-pair activity in order to predict the length of day and the temperature.

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