Through an interactive simulation, students investigate the occurrence of seasons. In this model, users can compare daylight duration and temperature data for pre-selected cities located at different latitudes. In addition, users can choose between two angles of tilt. Students then act as meteorologists, synthesizing this information to create an engaging newscast explaining what causes the seasons. This lesson plan is aligned with MS-ES1-1. Purchase includes:
1. 5E lesson plan including project-based assessment
2. access to online career resources including virtual job shadow, game, and downloadable career information sheet
3. sample project to serve as a model/answer key
To be successful in this lesson students should have a basic familiarity with longitude, latitude, axis, rotation, and tilt.
Grades: 6-8 / Total Pages: 5 pages