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Ch 24.2 The Sun and the Seasons

Ch 24.2 The Sun and the Seasons

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  • Describe how Earth moves through space & explain how seasons are caused by tilt of Earth’s axis
  • Explain why different latitude zones have different average temperatures

Nevada Science Standards

E.12.A.1 Students know that the sun is the major source of Earth’s energy, and provides the energy driving Earth’s weather and climate.E/S 

Next Generation Science Standards

HS-ESS2-2. Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth’s surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.  

HS-ESS2-4. Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.  

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Video Clip: Seasons


Chapter 24.2 The Sun and Seasons

Read Chapter 24.2 The Sun and Seasons pg 752-754. Outline the reading in your Science Notebook & include major points and diagrams/tables.
You should focus on the following essential questions:
-What are the two ways in which the Earth moves
-How is Earth's surface divided into zones based on latitude
-What causes the seasons


Source: Prentice hall Physical Science - Concepts in Action

Video Clip: Reasons for the Seasons

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook.

Source: TED-education

Video Clip: Mechanism of the Seasons

Watch video and take notes in your science notebook. Pay attention to the specifics of solstices and equinoxes.

Source: Kurdistan Planetarium

Video Clip: Latitude and Longitude

Optional - if you need more assistance with this topic.