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90 resources with the concept the earth's rotation

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Earth Turns? Prove It!

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students construct a pendulum using a washer and thin fishing line. In this earth science lesson, students simulate Earth's rotation using the pendulum bob and swivel chair. They explain how this activity proves that the Earth is indeed...
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Building and a sundial

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students create a sundial. In this sundial lesson, students examine the history and use of sundials. Students create a sundial and test their sundial.
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Individual Sundial (Cloud/Rain Activity)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Learners make a simple sundial to examine the changes in shadows over time. In this sundial and shadow lesson, students make a simple sundial out of a manila folder and pencil. They observe how shadows change over time, and relate it to...
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Twisting the Air Away - The Coriolis Effect

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine the Coriolis Effect and its effects on the different hemispheres.  In this Earth science lesson students divide into groups to  they make predictions. Students then complete an activity to explore movement as it relates...
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The Earth's Rotation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students see a model of a globe to watch the Earth rotate. In this Earth lesson, students rotate the globe and shine a flashlight to see where the sun shines and how it rises and sets. They create a diagram and explain day and night in...
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Moon Shadows

For Students 3rd
In this moon shadows worksheet, 3rd graders follow the directions to set up a demonstration about the sun, the earth and the moon.
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Earth's Tilt Creates Seasons

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Learners examine how the Earth's tilt creates the seasons. In this seasons lesson, students study a diagram that shows the rotation of the earth around the sun and how it tilts during the rotation. They answer 4 discussion questions and...
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Earth And Its Moon

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this earth and moon worksheet, students read 4 different statements about the placement of the earth and moon during different times. Students write in the effect of each of these statements. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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What Causes Day and Night?

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this day and night learning exercise, students will that day and night are caused by the Earth's rotation on its axis and that the sun shines on different parts of the Earth. This learning exercise has 4 fill in the blank statements.
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Day and Night

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders investigate the Earth's rotation and revolution and the moon's orbit around the Earth. They participate in a class discussion about how night and day occur, and take notes. Next, they watch a video about the solar system...
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Warming the Earth

For Teachers 1st
First graders investigate how the sun warms the Earth and examine the rotation of the Earth and the sun. They create an illustration of the sun, examine a solar system model, and listen to the book "The Sun: Our Nearest Star." They also...
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What Makes Day and Night? The Earth's Rotation

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students discover that the Earth rotates on its axis in a cyclical fashion. They examine how this rotation results in day and night.
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Why Do We Have Day And Night?

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of hardware components, software programs, and their connections. After a lecture/demo, student groups utilize raisins and apples to demonstrate day and night. They put togethre a...
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Mississippi’s Contribution to Space Exploration

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders engage in a class discussion while going through a PowerPoint on Mississippi's contribution to space exploration. In this Space science lesson plan, the students will also participate in Brain Pop quizzes where they will...
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Why Does the Moon Have Phases?

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this moon worksheet, students complete the sequence of the different phases of the moon to determine why the moon has phases. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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How Do Eclipses Occur?

For Students 5th - 8th
In this eclipses worksheet, students write in the 4 steps explaining how an eclipse occurs. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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How Does the Sun Affect the Earth?

For Students 1st - 4th
In this sun worksheet, students brainstorm the different ways the sun affects the Earth. This worksheet is a graphic organizer.
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Seasons' Journey : Putting it All Together

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders complete a diagram of the revolution of the earth around the sun and write a one paragraph explanation of the factors that cause seasons.