This 50 slide PowerPoint presentation introduces and explains the seasons, incoming solar radiation, changing shadows, key locations on the Earth (like tropic of Cancer, Capricorn, etc.) the impact of the direct rays, the tilt of the Earth, length of daylight and darkness, proof of rotation and revolution, and then finishes with a brief look into deep astronomy topics like our galaxy, proof of the big bang (Doppler effect and red shift) and other important concepts. Designed with the New York State Earth Science Regents exam in mind. Includes just about all topics in Astronomy except Moon phases and planet characteristics. Fit for note taking, having students draw what they see, or to start discussions.