Seasons Interactive is an Internet activity for Middle to High School Earth/Space Science students. This lab is designed to use with the SEPUB Seasons Interactive
Internet site, an excellent resource for teaching earth science.
The lab will enable students to use the Seasons Interactive site to investigate the cause of the seasons and the effect of latitude on average temperature and length of day. The students will use data from the site to create line graphs of average temperature and length of day for four cities. Accommodation is also made for the use of Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature data.
For the regular lab, the students will need access to the Internet, and colored pencils for the charts. The student lab handout is self-contained and includes chart templates and questions for understanding.
The download features lab handouts for students, a key, and an Internet-free version if computers aren't available. The file also features links to obtain Excel spreadsheet files to use as an option for graphing.