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Seasons Worksheet

For Students 7th - 10th
Middle and high schoolers are given a diagram of the Earth rotating around the Sun. They label the seasons in the proper place, highlight special days such as the vernal equinox and autumnal equinox, the dates the special days fall on,...
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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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Spring Lesson

For Students 2nd - 6th Standards
Ring in the spring with a study of adverbs. These spring worksheets cover when and how to use adverbs, provide plenty of adverbs to try out, and use images of spring as inspiration for learners to tap into as they write original sentences.
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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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Jeopardy - Earth Sciences

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Questions about water, weather, geology, astronomy, and the scientific process make up this Jeopardy game. It is a pretty well-rounded set of slides, although you may want to be aware that a few of the questions are specific to the state...
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Earth in Space

For Teachers 8th - 9th
In this reason for the days and nights on earth worksheet, students study the reasons the Earth has days and nights by answering 28 questions about earth's rotation, the equator, the relationship between the sun and moon, and the earth's...
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Seasons Through the Year

For Teachers Pre-K - 6th
Learners compare seasonal changes. In this seasonal change lesson, students examine seasonal change, determine what the equinoxes mean, and identify their own birth dates. They make a books using pictures of the different seasons.
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Fall Lesson Plans

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Fall lesson plans can combine science, history, and writing into an enticing combination.
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The Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Discover the change of the seasons by modeling the Earth-Sun system. Learners model the orbit of the Earth around the sun and explore how and why the patterns of winter and summer occur.
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Easter Word Search

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
In this Religion worksheet, students read an article about Easter and answer 19 questions that follow. They identify statements according to the article whether true and false. Students also complete sentences using the vocabulary terms...
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Solstice and Equinox

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars identify the dates of the solstices and equinoxes and how they relate to the various seasons on Earth. After discussing how the solstice and equinox affect the seasons, students use their bodies to demonstrate the how...
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Solstice And Equiniox Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students engage in a lesson that investigates finding the dates of the solstices and equinoxes. They define the terms related to the concept and conduct research in order to explain the physical occurrences. They also relate to how the...
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Geology Word List

For Students 6th - 8th
In this science worksheet, students review the vocabulary words for the separate categories related to the concept of geology.
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April Fool's Day

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students research how April Fool's Day began. They identify and discuss various theories, interview family members, write original myths about the first April Fool's Day and design a wild goose chase for another class.
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Latitude, Longitude, Seasons

For Teachers 7th - 8th
In this latitude and longitude worksheet, students use their classroom notes on both longitude and latitude lines as well as seasons to complete 20 fill in the blank questions.
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Using Star Charts and Maps

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners study star charts and describe locations of objects.  In this scientific models instructional activity students use coordinates and identify characteristics. 
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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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Precession

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explain how Hipparchus, around 130 BC, used a shift in the predicted location of a lunar eclipse to detect a slight shift in the path of the Sun around the sky. They examine the elliptical orbit in which the Earth travels around...
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Some Japanese Holidays

For Students 6th - 7th
In this Japanese calendar worksheet, students complete a 14 question on-line interactive exercise about holidays celebrated in Japan. Students read fourteen dates and tell what holiday is celebrated on that day in Japan.
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Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students study a research telescope to obtain quantitative information about these objects. They use the SkyServer Navigation Tool to identify objects and record celestial coordinates. In addition, they associate star brightness and...

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