CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit

CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
CHALLENGING SEASONS ACTIVITY: Create Detailed Drawing of Earth's Orbit
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Challenge students to create THEIR OWN scientific diagram. Perfect for gifted and talented students - this is NOT a worksheet coloring page! NGSS MS-ESS1-1 HS-ESS1-4

In this activity, students are lead through very specific, very detailed steps in order to create a drawing of the Earth's orbit around the sun. In the diagram, each of the four seasons are represented with the proper tilt of the axis. Students will use a protractor (we included a printable one if you don't have any plastic ones), and colored pencils. After following the steps to create the drawing, writing labels, and adding color, students answer 6 analysis questions on the back of their drawing. This is as much an exercise in FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS IN TEXT as it is about seasons!

Note: This can be a challenge for students! They need to read carefully and follow the steps in order to correctly complete the diagram. Struggling learners will need support to complete this activity.

Also check out our best-selling NGSS-Aligned SEASONS TEST and our SEASONS QUIZ.

Find lots more related resources in the SEASONS SECTION OF OUR STORE.

Highlights of Our Seasons Resources:

Seasons Activity: Graphing Daylight & Sun's Angle - Highly recommended!

Seasons Worksheet

GRAPHING GRAVITY ACTIVITY - Great One!

Seasons Test Review Game

PLANETS IN MOTION Cumulative Seasons & Tides Activity

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