S.4.E.5.4 Relate that the rotation of Earth (day and night) and apparent movements of the Sun, Moon, and stars are connected.The Pattern Of SeasonsBy:Matthew Burns
  • Facts-

-The Earth has it's seasons because of the tilt of Earth's axis and the direction of the sun's rays.

- The four seasons are Spring, Summer, Winter, and Autumn.

- June 21st gets the most amount of sunlight and is known to be the longest day of the year.

- In January Earth is closest to the Sun, in July it is farthest.

- In March the hours of daylight and nighttime are equivelent

- Around December 21st the sun's rays do not even touch the North Pole.

- Around September 21st the hours of day and night are equivelent. Also Autumn begins in the Northern Hemisphere.

SUMMER in the Northern Hemisphere
Summer in the Northern Hemisphere
Summer in the Northern Hemisphere

Notice how the top part of the earth is leaning toward the sun, which means it receives more of the sun’s energy.
WINTER in the Northern Hemisphere
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere
Winter in the Northern Hemisphere

Here, the top part of the earth is leaning away form the sun, meaning it receives less energy from the sunlight.
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Resources:

Scott Foresman Science Book Pages 546-547

http://christiananswers.net/kids/edn-seasons.html


Vocabulary:

Season- A period of year immediately before and after a special holiday or season.

Winter- A season that happens when the Sun's rays are not as concentrated.

Summer- A season when the Sun's are more concentrated.