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26 resources with the concept the equinox

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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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Sun and Moon Autumnal Equinox Activities

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Two hands-on activities celebrate the sun and moon autumnal equinox. First, scholars create a cairn using a shoebox, flashlight, and drawing tools to view the sun's progression. Second, learners take to the kitchen to bake mooncakes and...
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Why Do We Have Seasons?

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
Explore the reason for the seasons! An interactive lesson allows learners to explore the earth's rotation from the viewpoint of four cities at different latitudes. It provides descriptive information at eight points during the orbit...
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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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Seasons and Ecliptic Simulator

For Students 5th - 12th Standards
A detailed interactive permits class members to examine the Earth relative to the sun. Learners can control Earth's position and examine the conditions during specific time periods, such as the equinox, or play the simulator to view...
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Weather and Climate

For Teachers 6th - 10th Standards
It's hot today, but is that the weather or the climate? This colorful presentation isolates both concepts to allow for better understanding by covering the positioning of the planet, making comparisons of land versus water, and looking...
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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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Sundials!

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Time to learn about sundials. Scholars see how to build sundials after learning about Earth's rotation and its relation to time. The unit describes several different types of possible sundials, so choose the one that fits your needs — or...
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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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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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How Science Defines A Year

For Students 6th - 12th
How do we define a year? Science has multiple definitions depending on if you use a sidereal year, a tropical year, or an anomalous year. A helpful resource explains all three, as well as how the human body changes over the course of the...
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The Equinox Isn't What You Think It Is

For Students 6th - 12th
Most people believe the equinox is the day with an equal amount of night and day, but they are wrong. The video explains what an equinox actually is, why day and night aren't equal on that day, and what an equilux is.
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Fractions of Fun

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
Reinforce concepts and encourage learner engagement with a collection of math games, science experiments, and cross curricular activities. In one fun resource, learners sort objects, keep a diary of everyday fractions, play a game using...
2 In 2 Collections
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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...
1 In 1 Collection
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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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Gotham Equinox

For Students 10th - 11th
By looking at the direction of the parallel streets of New York and figuring which days the setting sun is directly visible along those lines, your class can calculate the degree and angle of the sun. A really nice lesson, giving a photo...
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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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Suns Path and Seasons

For Students 8th - 11th
Using a plastic dome  to represent the hemisphere of the sky, your class is able to demonstrate the path of the sun at different points of the day and year.  They use a protractor to record movement and answer questions about elapsed...
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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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A New Slant On The Seasons

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Young scholars identify how the tilt and position of the Earth causes the seasons. After a discussion of the seasons and when they begin. Using themselves as the objects in the universe, they role play how the rotational movement of...
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What Orbital Dynamic Variables Are Responsible For Earth's Weather?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students construct an Earth/Sun model of planet revolution that incorporates the orbital geometry concepts. They record Earth/Sun relative distance and Sun nadir observations acquired from model simulation of Earth's relative...
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Solstice and Equinox Quiz

For Students 6th - 12th
In this solstice and equinox quiz worksheet, students complete an on-line quiz, clicking on questions and matching answers, scoring 1 point for each correct answer. A printed version is available.
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Seasons and Weather

For Students 8th - 9th
In this seasons and weather worksheet, learners take notes in a graphic organizer as they read several passages, then answer six comprehension questions.
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Solstice and Equinox

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students 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 each...