A two-for-one lesson! Students will use both the an online model and a hands-on activity to discover how Earth's axis changes the amount of sunlight in a particular area.
This assignment will help Earth Science students:
--Understand the reason for seasons
--Understand the importance that Earth's tilt has on our climate and weather
--Visualize the varying angles of sunlight that strike the earth
--Interpret and draw conclusions about the angle of sunlight based only on the total number of daylight hours given
The only prep time you will need is to make copies, reserve laptops, and gather enough flashlights and globes for your student groups.