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Middle School Fall Resources

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Seasons come, and seasons go—but why? And how? Middle schoolers learn more about the fall season with a collection of earth science resources, social studies lessons, and writing assignments. Start the school year off with a rigorous...
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The Science of the Sun

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
There's more to that glowing ball of light in sky than most children realize. From the overall structure of the solar system, to the changing of the seasons, these hands-on lessons open the eyes of young scientists to the important role...
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Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter Nights

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
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Why The Full Moon is Better in Winter

For Students 5th - 9th
Did you ever wonder which season is best for viewing the full moon? Find out why winter wins the honor, and why the tilt of Earth''s axis is the main contributor. 
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Basics of Geography: Climate

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What's the weather going to be like tomorrow? The answer depends on your place on the planet. An informative video discusses how factors such as elevation, location, precipitation, and wind can determine an area's climate. It focuses on...
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Sun Tracking System for a Solar Panel

For Teachers 6th Standards
Capture the Sun's rays as best as possible. An engaging STEM instructional activity teaches scholars about how Earth's tilt causes the path of the sun to change throughout the year. They create solar panel systems that move both...
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Seasons on Earth and Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—Earth experiences them all! But what about Mars? Scholars compare the planets in terms of distance, tilt, and rotation during a lesson from PBS's Space series. Great visual models of Earth and Mars, plus...
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Why Isn't There an Eclipse Every Month?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Searching for an eclipse activity that sends scholars over the moon? Try an interesting interactive to get their minds active! The resource, part of an extensive Space series from PBS Learning Media, uses modeling and data analysis to...
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The Sun and Planets

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Do other planets experience night, day, and the seasons like humans do here on Earth? Examine planetary motion using real images of the planets through a simulation from PBS's Space lesson series. After observing the motion of each...
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Experience a Solar Eclipse

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Didn't catch the last solar eclipse? Now every day can be eclipse day, thanks to an interactive lesson from PBS' Space series for middle schoolers! The well-rounded multi-media experience includes video clips, an interactive, and...
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Rotating Sky

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Ever found it difficult to observe the night sky with pupils because school takes place during the day? Host a stellar lesson using a detailed night sky interactive! Scholars view the apparent rotation of the sky from the comfort of 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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Craziest Eclipses in the Solar System

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Have you ever wondered what a solar eclipse looks like ... on Mars? Explore eclipses throughout the solar system with a video from a comprehensive playlist that covers many physics concepts. With images and conceptual drawings, viewers...
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The Calendar, Australia, and White Christmas

For Students 10th - Higher Ed Standards
Could a white Christmas in July ever actually happen? PBS's series on space time and measurement presents a video discussing how our ideas about the seasons won't hold true forever! The narrator explains how Earth's gyroscopic behavior...
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The Four Seasons | All About the Holidays

For Students K - 5th
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—these are the four seasons. But what exactly are seasons and how are they different around the world? Watch a brief video that provides a brief introduction to the four seasons.
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Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Winter, spring, summer, and fall—take the learning of the seasons beyond the elementary level to the middle school classroom. Curious learners begin by watching videos about the seasons and the rotation of planet Earth. Then, they...
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Middle School Sampler: Science

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Focus on inquiry-based learning in your science class with a series of activities designed for middle schoolers. A helpful packet samples four different texts, which include activities about predator-prey relationships, Earth's axis and...
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How Do Earth's Orbital Variations Affect Climate?

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
How does Earth's orbit around the Sun affect climate? This third installment of a six-part series looks at how Earth's orbit affects the amount of insolation at locations on Earth involves different experiments used in conjunction...
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Seasons and the Sun

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Discover the differences between summer and winter, besides coats and bathing suits, with a short and informative earth science video. Sabrina, the narrator of the animated video, talks about the ways the earth's tilt affects the seasons...
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Earth's Rotation and Revolution

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Where does the sun go at night? Don't worry, it's just facing the other side of the earth. Learn about Earth's axis, tilt, rotation, revolution, and what all this means for your summer vacation with an engaging earth science video.
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Constellation Location

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Location, location, location! Learn about why your location on Earth is a determining factor in which constellations you can see at night during different parts of the year.
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The Year and Seasons

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Turn your classroom into a live demonstration of how the earth and sun interact to create the four seasons. Using a globe, a light source, and a series of constellation cards, super scientists discover how the motion of these...
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A Time for All Seasons - Winter

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
As the days get shorter and a chill enters the air, it's time to start teaching your little ones about the wondrous winter season. Through a series of teacher demonstrations, whole-class read alouds and discussions, and hands-on...
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A Time for All Seasons - Fall

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
The weather is cooling down and the leaves are starting to change color; fall is right around the corner. Celebrate this special time of year with this earth and life science lesson series that teaches children about the causes of...
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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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Observation and Inference

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Assess your young scientists' understanding of the difference between observation and inference with this 20-question multiple choice quiz. It reviews a variety of physics and astronomy concepts, such as solar eclipses and sunspots, the...
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Shadows, Angles, and the Seasons

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Shine some light on the topic of seasonal change with this collection of activities. Whether it's by measuring the change in the length of their shadows, or modeling the earth's orbit around the sun using a lamp and a globe, these simple...
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Seasons Lab Book

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Unlock the mystery behind seasonal change with a collection of worksheets and activities. Whether they are drawing pictures of Earth's orbit around the sun or graphing the temperature and daylight hours of different locations from around...
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Motions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Earth's motions, the moon's orbit, and the celestial sphere are thoroughly explained in this 52-slide PowerPoint. There are a couple of slides specific to the author's class, but you can easily edit or remove them. This fabulous...
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Study Jams! Seasons

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Use this during the season of teaching about the seasons! As Earth revolves around the sun, its tilt causes the weather to change. The graphics in this presentation show how Earth's position in space has an effect on the angle of...
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Seasons Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 9th
First, your earth science pupils determine what season is depicted in a diagram of the tilted Earth as it receives radiation from the sun. They answer multiple choice questions about occurrences at different points on Earth in the...
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Magnetism

For Teachers 5th - 8th
This set of seven activities attracts physical science stars to concepts concerning magnetism. Pupils play with a lodestone, magnets, needles, and iron filings to understand magnetic forces, fields, and applications. If you are new to...
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What Causes the Seasons?

For Students 6th - 12th
'Tis the season to be ... hmmm ... why is it that Earth has seasons? Explore the variety of theories, from the atmosphere to the axis in a short, entertaining video. The interview subjects use observation, random earth science terms, and...
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The Earth in Space

For Students 7th - 8th Standards
Do you think Earth makes fun of other planets for having no life? The presentation covers the rotation and revolution of both the earth and our moon. It provides explanations for seasons, tides, and eclipses. Lesson is the 20th in a...
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Earth, Sun and You

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle schoolers model Earth's revolution round the sun by walking a mini-globe around a lamp. You will assess whether or not they tilt and rotate the planet properly and that the revolution is counterclockwise. Discussion beforehand...
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Study Jams! A Day on Earth

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
It's good thing that it isn't up to RJ to spin the earth on its axis; he can't even keep a basketball spinning! In this video animation, he and viewers learn about Earth's movements in space. One thing to consider before you use this...
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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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Earth and Space—Climate and Seasons

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Why does Earth have so many seasons? Learn about the importance and changes of our planet's climate with a series of learning activities, which focus on connecting seasons to past experiences, making scientific observations, and...
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Foucault Pendulum Worksheet

For Students 5th - 8th
Many museums and observatories have a Foucault pendulum set up to demonstrate Earth's rotation upon an axis. This worksheet would be especially valuable if you happen upon one of these displays during a field trip. You could also find a...
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Earth's Place in Space

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this Earth worksheet, learners review how the revolution, rotation, and tilt of the Earth effects the Earth. This worksheet has 4 matching and 3 short answer questions.
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The Four Seasons - Earth's Axis

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers explain that it is the tilt of earth's axis that causes the seasons. They engage in a variety of activities, both teacher-led and on the computer, which enable them to further explain how the Earth's axis affects the...
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Gravity, Seasons, and Time

For Students 7th - 10th
In this Earth worksheet, students read about Earth's gravity, the reason the Earth has seasons, and time zones. Then students complete 21 multiple choice, 2 true or false, and 1 short answer question.
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Earth's Daylight

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the relationship betwen the tilt of Earth's axis and its orbit around the sun. They observe a demonstration, and discuss the results of the demonstration.
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Neutron Stars Interactive

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
The universe is full of sources of energy. Explore the energy of pulsars with your classes through a simulation. An interactive lesson allows learners to manipulate the angle of rotation of both the earth and the pulsars. A real-time...
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Catching Some Rays

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders explore the tilt of Earth's axis. In this Earth instructional activity, 6th graders read a Greek mythology story explaining why there are seasons. Students build a sun-ray gathering tool from styrofoam, glue,...
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Reasons for the Seasons

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders conduct and analyze a survey that explores public perceptions about the reasons for seasonal change. They measure the changing length of days, observe shadows and discuss how the Earth's axis of rotation affects the seasons.
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Astronomy - Ancient Philosophies

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Combine science and social studies with this collection of notes on ancient astronomy. Ideas propagated by early scientists influenced the way people viewed life and our place in the universe. Examine the philosophies of Aristotle,...
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The Exotic Vacation

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students explain the concepts and vocabulary of Earth's rotation. They plan imaginary vacations based on the seasons in different locations. This is a very creative lesson plan, which students enjoy.