Our Tilted Earth: The Story behind the Seasons!
Apr 20 2011
mfrank78's picture
Source: mfrank78
Summary Information


axis, seasons, hemisphere, seasons, globe, temperature, climate, climatogram, rotation, revolution, earth, sun, summer, winter, spring, fall, equator
Earth Science

Target Grade (Ages):

Grade 8 (Ages 13-14)

Estimated Time Required:

less than 1 hour

Diversity Indicators:

ADHD: Could be a monitor. This is a great lesson for kinesthetic learners. This might be difficult for students with mobility issues. Plan accordingly.

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Average: 4 (1 vote)


John Tracey's picture

April 27, 2011 - 8:14pm

Neat, can't wait to try it!

Neat, can't wait to try it!
Irishganesh's picture

October 26, 2011 - 11:10am

Great idea!

This topic is a very difficult for students to grasp. I've never seen it approached using temperature as part of a lesson- which makes complete sense. I would do this in conjunction with the AIMS activity "pasta parallels". This lesson uses angel hair pasta to represent the sun's rays; a good visual that would represent the sun's rays in another manner. I think that the two lessons would be good to do together for students in younger grades or for those students who are not grasping the concept. For this posted lesson- I would love to see more handouts/worksheets to help reinforce what the students are learning. Otherwise I think the activity itself is a great idea. Thanks!