Students will model and illustrate how the tilted Earth rotates on its axis, causing day and night, and revolves around the Sun causing changes in seasons.
PowerPoint Presentation Includes the following:
Animated graphics used to enhance content and facilitate students’ understanding of concepts.
Guided notes and Vocabulary over key concepts aligned with PowerPoint slides.
Diagrams illustrating planetary movement and seasons on Earth.
Student activity sheets with diagrams aligned to PowerPoint presentation.
Activity: Modeling Earth’s Changing Seasons
Using common classroom items, students will build models to demonstrate how the tilt of the
Earth and its revolution around the sun results in our seasons.
Student Activity Pages aligned with Modeling Earth’s Changing Seasons activity including printable step-by-step instructions for assembling the models, lesson procedure with pictures, and analysis questions.
Quick Quiz: Check for Understanding
Earth’s Movement: rotation, axis, counter clockwise, orbit, revolution
Earth’s Seasons: tilt, hemispheres, Polaris, equator