In order to go about our task, use the following steps to help you finish the project.

1. Pick a season to focus on.

2. Find out which months that season happens in the Northern Hemisphere (north of the equator) and in the Southern Hemisphere (south of the equator).

3. Find out what causes the seasons and why they change.

Using the information above along with the worksheets to construct a poster neatly displaying this information with colorful illustrations. See the poster requirements on the rubric and handout.


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  • Seasons Interactive
    Description: Interact with this animation. See how the tilt of the Earth affects the temperature of the Earth. Then see when the seasons happen when the angle is at 24 degrees.

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  • Seasons Interactive 2
    Description: See the changes in temperature for the different cities listed. Click on each city for it to show up on the Earth. Change the months to see when it is summer for Australia, and Summer for Illinois.

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  • Reasons for the Seasons
    Description: Answers why summer days are longer and winter days are shorter. See if you can answer the questions on the bottom.

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  • Model of Earth's Revolution in a Year
    Description: Click Show labels to see what months that the northern hemisphere (top half of earth) is tilted towards the sun and what months that the northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun
Bill Nye on Seasons
Description: An example of how tilt affects seasons.

  • Sun's angle and Seasons
    Description: Pictures that show how the sun's rays come at different angles in the different seasons.

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  • Earth's Rotation Animation
    Description: For this animation, look at the different months and how the sun's rays hit the Earth. If the sun's rays hit the Earth at more of an angle, they are not as strong. Look to see when the suns rays hit Michigan most directly, and when they hit Michigan least directly.
24 Hour Lapse of Earth

Description: See how sunlight hits the earth as it rotates.

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