This lesson investigates the question "How does Earth's motion cause the changing of the seasons?" This lesson has great visuals that show students why the Northern and Southern Hemispheres are in a constant state of opposite seasons. It will also show why we experience summer and winter (no matter what hemisphere you live in.) Finally, students will learn about the equinoxes (and their many names - March equinox, September equinox, vernal and autumnal equinox, spring and fall equinox). Finally they will learn about the first day of winter and summer (the summer and winter solstice.)
This unit comes with:
-A 27 slide animated power point to guide your instruction with great visuals! This is not your average Power point. These visuals will really help the students to understand the concept on a much deeper level!
-A lesson plan (5 E Model)
-Student Learning Map for vocabulary acquisition
Your students will love this lesson! Turn off the lights and have your kids say "3-2-1 Blastoff" and they will be transported to space for this lesson about the seasons, the equinoxes and the solstice.