Causes of Seasons Activity Printable Distance Learning

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If you need a creative, student centered activity to reinforce or assess the day and night cycle and the cause of seasons, keep reading! Your students will love using their artistic abilities and summarization skills to complete this seasons storyboard activity.

After reading short descriptions about day and night and rotation and revolution, students will create and label a scientific diagram to summarize what they read. They will then write a sentence to summarize what they read and drew.

This assignment includes three levels of differentiation for learners of all abilities including ELL learners.

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Concepts included:

  • Rotation of the Earth on its axis
  • Day and night
  • Earth's revolution around the sun
  • Earth's tilt towards Polaris (North Star)
  • The relationship between direct sunlight, longer days and summer seasons
  • The relationship between indirect sunlight, shorter days and the winter season

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⭐Great way to review and summarize the phenomena of seasons!

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Total Pages
9 pages
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Teaching Duration
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons. Examples of models can be physical, graphical, or conceptual.


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