Earth's Seasons ALL-IN-ONE Lesson | Astronomy Seasons Lesson

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Mrs Brosseau's Binder
Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Homeschool
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Approx. 100 pages (including PDF and editable PPTX and DOC versions)
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Well written, easy to understand material. Students respond well the the additional practice that is included.
Great resource to upload in Google Slides and import as a Canvas assignment at the end of the lesson. Love all her doodle notes.
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This is the ultimate lesson for teaching about Earth's Seasons! In this lesson your students will learn about why Earth's distance from the Sun is NOT responsible for the seasons; the different between Earth's rotation and revolution; Earth's tilted axis; how the amount of light received in a location can change based on Earth's location in orbit; solstice and equinox; the significance of locations on Earth (Equator, Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle, Tropic of Cancer, and Tropic of Capricorn); seasonal lag; and the axial tilts of other planets . This bundle of resources includes a lesson plan, PowerPoint, student notes, practice questions and formative assessment pieces – almost everything is editable!

Student learning goals for the Earth's Seasons Lesson:

  • describe how the amount of sunlight changes in each hemisphere depending on the location of Earth and its tilted axis
  • address the misconception that distance to the Sun causes the seasons
  • predict how seasons would change with a change in axial tilt

Please examine the images and preview above to see how this resource can help you and your students.

In the zipped file, you will receive:

★ 2-page lesson plan (PDF and editable Microsoft Word).

★ 28-slide editable PowerPoint presentation with hyperlinks to YouTube videos.

★ 6-page editable student notes (PDF and editable Microsoft Word) that coordinate with the PowerPoint in a fill-in-the-blank style, that includes 6 homework/practice questions (4 pages of notes, 2 pages of homework questions). A teacher version with blanks filled in is also provided in both file types.

★ 21 pages of editable task cards that can be used as formative assessments. 8 pages of quick checks to be used during class and 8 pages of retrieval practice questions to be later in the unit. For ease of use, these are included as all-different on a page, and all-the-same on a page (PDF file and editable PowerPoint file).

★ Extra Activity: Life at Different Longitudes summary explores how 5 different areas on Earth experience seasons throughout the course of a year. There are two options for this page. 2 possible student pages, 1 page of answer keys. (PDF file).

★ Domino Puzzle: Student practice matching terms related to seasons with their definition. Instructions and solutions included. 3 pages (PDF file). Terms included in the domino puzzle are:

-Axial Tilt


-Summer Solstice

-Winter Solstice

-One rotation

-One revolution


-Arctic Circle

-Antarctic Circle

-Tropic of Cancer

-Tropic of Capricorn

ALMOST ALL RESOURCES ARE EDITABLE: The PowerPoint, lesson plans, student and teacher notes, homework, and bell ringers are all editable. The two Life at Different Longitudes summary pages (for clip art copyright reasons) and the Seasons Domino Puzzle are non-editable PDFs.

This lesson can further be supported by the Earth's Seasons Doodle Note

This resource is part of my Astronomy all-in-one Lesson Bundle that is supported by (but does NOT include) my Astronomy Doodle Notes Bundle.

If you are interested in using the doodle notes with these lessons your best value is to purchase the Astronomy Growing Bundle. This bundle includes all the lessons, PowerPoint presentations, practice and activities as well as all the doodle notes and anchor charts. When additional lessons are added, you can be notified by following my store.

You can see the other resources in the Astronomy all-in-one Lesson Bundle by clicking the links below. Please follow my store for notifications when new resources are added to the bundle.

The Big Bang Theory


The Solar System


Hertzsprung-Russell Diagrams (H-R Diagrams)



Asteroids and Comets

Earth’s Seasons

Moon Phases


Solar and Lunar Eclipses


Life on Planet Earth

Revolutionary Astronomers

Dangers of Living in Space

Size of Space

Electromagnetic Spectrum

Total Pages
Approx. 100 pages (including PDF and editable PPTX and DOC versions)
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 hours
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