2 Earth's RotationEarth turns on its axis of rotation as it orbits the Sun. The axis of rotation is an imaginary line running through the center of Earth.
3 What Causes Day and Night? Sunlight shines on half of Earth at any given time, producing daytime due to the Earth’s rotation.
4 What is a Season?A season is a pattern of temperature changes and other weather trends over the course of a year.
5 What Causes Earth's Seasons? The tilt of the Earth’s axis causes the seasons due to changes in the amount of sunlight which results in changes in temperature.Click the Earth!
6 Seasonal VocabularyEquinox – sunlight shines equally on the northern and southern hemispheres.Solstice – the area of sunlight is at a maximum in one hemisphere and a minimum in the other hemisphere.
7 Autumnal Equinox Half of the sunlight is in each hemisphere. The strongest sunlight is on the equator.Marks the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
8 Winter SolsticeLess than half of the Northern Hemisphere is in sunlight.The strongest sunlight is south of the equator, so the Southern Hemisphere grows warmer.Marks the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
9 Vernal Equinox Half of the sunlight is in each hemisphere. The strongest sunlight is on the equator.Marks the beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere.
10 Summer SolsticeLess than half of the Southern Hemisphere is in sunlight.The strongest sunlight is north of the equator, so the Northern Hemisphere grows warmer.Marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
12 What Affects Temperature? The angle of sunlight affects temperature.Winter : Sun appears low in the sky (long shadows).Spring and Fall: Sun appears higher in the sky (medium shadows).Summer: Sun appears high in the sky (short shadows).
14 What Affects Temperature? Day length affects temperature.The longer the days = higher the temperature.The shorter the days = lower the temperature.
15 Seasonal FoldableCreate a 4 panel foldable of the Earth’s seasons. Your foldable must include the following:Earth’s 4 seasons (winter, spring, summer, and fall).Date at which each season starts for YOU living in Washington.Drawing of the Earth in relation to the Sun.Labeled picture of what YOU like to do during each particular season.
16 Seasonal Foldable Winter Summer Spring Fall Date: Your labeled Picture SUNYour labeled PictureYour labeled Picture