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Summer Solstice Worksheet

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this summer solstice worksheet, students fill in the blanks for a paragraph about the summer solstice. Students fill in 12 blanks with words given to them.
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Summer Solstice

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Students explore summer solstice.
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Solstice and Equinox Season Model

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
How can December 21 be the shortest day of the year when all days are 24 hours long? Pupils see how to build a model showing the differences between winter and summer solstices and equinoxes. Using this model, classes can then discuss...
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Bill Nye Video: Earth's Seasons

For Students 4th - 8th
In this earth's seasons worksheet, students answer fill in the blank questions after seeing Bill Nye's video. Topics include the rotation of the earth around the sun, the tilt of the earth, the time zones and sunlight.
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Determining Hours of Daylight

For Students 5th - 8th
In this daylight hours worksheet, students will study illustrations showing the length of day at every 10-degrees of latitude for the winter and summer solstices. Students will complete 4 short answer questions based on the illustrations.
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Student Exploration: Summer and Winter

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this recognizing the seasons online/interactive worksheet, learners explore the Earth's positions and determine the summer and winter season. Students answer 21 short answer questions
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Winter and Summer Storms Scenarios

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders discover the patterns that create summer and winter storms. Working in groups, they create model storms for summer and winter. Students discuss the reasons why summer storms and winter storms are different and explain...
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Summer Solstice 1

For Students 5th - 6th
In this writing and addressing a postcard activity, students pretend they are in Stonehenge and use factual information to write a postcard. Students write 1 postcard.
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Seeing Solar Processes

For Students 7th - 12th
For this seasons worksheet, students compare 24 hour filmstrips for a single day in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Arctic Circle to determine the different seasons. This worksheet has 12 fill in the blank.
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Sands of Time

For Teachers 12th
Twelfth graders explore an application of integration. A calculus lesson prompts class members to find the length of the day where they live during the winter and summer solstice.  Using data relating to the solstices at various...
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Seasons' Journey: As the World Turns

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the earth's revolution around the sun and the changes in weather that follow this motion.
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Why Seasons Make No Sense

For Students 6th - 12th
Do the summer and winter solstices mark the beginning of the warmest and coldest quarters of the year? After an introduction of scientific concepts related to seasons, an informative video explains how the Romans are responsible for the...
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The Sun and the Seasons

For Students 9th - 12th
Why is there more daylight in June than in December if you live above the equator? How does the angle of sunlight shift throughout the year? Answer these questions and more with an interactive article about the sun, its path through the...
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A Time for All Seasons - Summer

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
The sun is shining and the birds are singing, what better time to teach young learners about the fun season of summer. In this week-long science series, children learn how the rotation and orbit of the earth influence the days and...
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Seasons: Shadow Lengths

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Before iPhones and calendars, how did humans determine the seasons of the year? Middle school scientists discover how to use shadows to determine the time of year in an enlightening interactive. Pupils manipulate the sun and examine the...
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This Phenomenon Only Happens in Hawaii ... and Cuba, Nigeria, Indonesia, Peru, Sudan, Laos and…

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
What do Hawaii, Nigeria, and Peru have in common? Each of these locations, plus many others, get to see the subsolar point! But, what is it? A video from a comprehensive physics playlist puts the phenomenon at the forefront by explaining...
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Solar Angles and Tracking Systems

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The sun will continue to rise in the east and set in the west, no matter what. The first lesson in a series of eight introduces the class to solar angles. It makes connections between a person's latitude and the angle of position of the...
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Top of the World

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Learn about polar bears and the Arctic circle with a lesson about the countries and conditions of the region. After examining how the area differs from Antarctica, kids explore climates, animals, and geographical position of countries in...
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What Causes Day and Night?

For Students 4th - 5th
Why do we have four seasons? A series of questions about the Earth's orbit and its impact on seasons challenge Earth science students.The second page of the resource has nine multiple choice questions, such as "One year on Earth is one...
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The Sun's Path

For Students 8th - 11th
Starting with questions about the tilt of the Earth and apparent motion of the sun, a worksheet provides instructions on how to figure the paths of the Sun on certain dates. Learners answer three more questions, complete with details...
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Apparent Motion of the Sun

For Students 10th
Demonstrate the path of the sun across the sky at different times of the year with an engaging science lesson.  Learners use a series of questions and diagrams to examine the movement of the sun and appearance of the sky around their...
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From Light to Dark and Back

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Experiment with light and dark in a series of interactive activities that lead up to reading and writing poetry. Class members have the opportunity to observe their feelings while sitting in the light and dark and to play with shadow...
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The Reason for the Seasons

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students compare graphs of their data that was generated on a NASA website.  In this seasons lesson students complete a lab activity. 
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Motions and Their Effects

For Teachers 4th - 8th
With a simple blackboard-style appearance, these slides list facts about the reason for the seasons, solstices, and equinoxes. It also touches on Kepler's first law of planetary motion. There are no pictures or graphics to help explain...

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