This video will help students comprehend how Earth’s rotation around sun creates seasons. Our Earth takes one day to spin on its axis and a whole year to revolve around the sun. Bear in mind, this axis is not straight, but is rather tilted in comparison to the Earth’s orbit. This tilt is the reason why different parts of Earth receive different amounts of sunlight throughout the year. This very phenomenon is responsible for the occurrence of various seasons on our planet.
This video satisfies the 5-ESS1-2 requirement of fifth-grade science proficiency.
Students who demonstrate understanding can: 5-ESS1-2 Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.