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31 reviewed resources for autumnal equinox

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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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Autumn Internet Hunt

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Which is better for a harvest party, apple juice or apple cider? Are there many black bears in your state? How soon in advance do you need to plant pumpkins in order for them to be ready by October? Find the answers to these questions...
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Geography - Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 8th
The axis and rotation of Earth create the perfect conditions for life as we know it. An educational video explains why Earth has seasons, why different parts are warmer or cooler than others, and what the spring and autumnal equinoxes...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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Orienting a Photovoltaic Cell

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young scholars explore the optimum angle for orienting a solar collector relative to the rays of incoming sunlight. They review equinoxes, solstices, and various locational ideas before students investigate using meters, light sources,...
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Seasons and Weather

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

For Students 3rd - 5th
In this online interactive fall worksheet, students examine 20 season-related words in a word bank. Students use the word bank to unscramble 20 sets of letters. This worksheet may also be printed for classroom use.
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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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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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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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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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Fall-Alphabetical Order

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this fall worksheet, students alphabetize a set of 16 fall related words. Worksheet has links to additional activities and a link for answers.
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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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Who wants to be a Millionaire Student: 5th Grade Science

For Teachers 5th
Check out this exciting PowerPoint that simulates the famous gameshow "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" The theme of this game is 5th grade science. What a great way to review important facts with your students. Note: You can use this...
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The Reasons for the Seasons

For Students 7th - 10th
Young scientists use a globe and a light to simulate the rotation of the earth and sun to show the seasons. Additionally, they simulate direct sunlight and indirect sunlight showing intensity of the sun, and answer questions based on...
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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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Vocab-u-lous! Build a Fabulous Vocab

For Students 9th - 10th
In this vocabulary worksheet, students decipher the best word choice to complete the sentence. All words begin with the letter Z.

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