Earth, Sun and You

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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 sets the stage and helps explain that this is the reason for the seasons. Be aware that "doll rod" in the materials list means "dowel rod."

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  • A printable worksheet is included to help learners identify the seasons as they model Earth's revolution
  • Can be adapted to Next Generation Science Standards
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