Seasons StudyJam

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Title:

Seasons StudyJam

URL:

https://studyjams.scholastic.com/studyjams/jams/science/weather-and-climate/seasons.htm

Content Source:

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Type: Interactive/Game

Overview:

The Earth has four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. The seasons are caused by the Earth's revolution around the Sun and the way the Earth tilts on its axis. Seasons are not the same everywhere. They vary by climate and region.

The classroom resource provides a slide show that will describe how Earth's axial tilt and orbit around the sun create the four seasons. This resource can serve as background information for students as they create their own models. There is also a short test that can be used to assess students' understanding.

Content Standard(s):
Science
SC2015 (2015)
Grade: 6
Earth and Space Science
1 ) Create and manipulate models (e.g., physical, graphical, conceptual) to explain the occurrences of day/night cycles, length of year, seasons, tides, eclipses, and lunar phases based on patterns of the observed motions of celestial bodies.


Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SCI.AAS.6.1- Use a model to show that Earth's moon moves around Earth, and Earth and its moon move around the sun; recognize the movements responsible for day/night and the length of a year.


Tags: axis, Earths axis, fall, insolation, motion, orbit, revolve, seasons, spring, summer, winter
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The test may be completed as a whole group or independently on student devices. 

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Author: Hannah Bradley