Movement and Position of the Earth

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Published on February 5, 2023 by

In this lesson, students will learn how our Earth experiences seasons. Seasons are yearly weather patterns that occur due to our Earth’s position and movement around the sun. Earth experiences four seasons in a year summer, winter, autumn and spring. Each season lasts for three months and occurs once in a year. The daylight hours and temperature decrease from summer to winter, and slowly begin to increase in spring. An interesting fact is that because of the shape of Earth, the north and south poles experience daylight for several months during summers and no daylight hours during winters.

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.

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