Earth and Science Part 4

Lesson Power Point

Causes of Seasons
Seasons Song
To The Moon
Phases of the Moon
Reasons for the Seasons video

Paz: where did the other half of the moon go?
Magic School Bus: Out of this world
Flip Chart: Moon and Sun
Flip Chart: Phases of the Moon
Moon ppts

When We Left Earth Video


Brain Pop : Seasons
Brain Pop: The Moon
Brain Pop: Solar System
Seasons ppts
Earth and Space Science Part 4
Study Guide
1. A satellite is an object that moves around another object in space.
2. The moon moves around Earth in a certain path or orbit.
3. The moon looks as large as the sun because it is much closer to Earth. (The moon is smaller than Earth and Earth is smaller than the sun.)
4. As the moon moves around Earth, different amounts of its lighted side are visible. As the moon moves through its orbit, different amounts of its lit half can be seen from Earth. That’s why the moon seems to have different shapes, or phases.
5. The moon’s cycle of phases take just over 28 days to complete.
6. The phases of the moon are named according to how they appear on Earth
7. Just as the moon revolves around Earth, the Earth moves around the sun, therefore the Earth is a satellite of the sun.
8. The movement of Earth around the sun is called its revolution.
9. It takes Earth 1 year or 365 days to complete a revolution.
10. As earth revolves around the sun it is also spinning around an imaginary line called an axis.
11. The axis runs through the North and South Pole. It takes 24 hours or one day for Earth to complete one rotation on its axis. This rotation causes day and night.
12. Due to the tilt of Earth’s axis and its movement around the sun, different locations on Earth receive varying amounts of direct sunlight, causing differences in length of day and nights. This causes seasons.
13. Example: January is a summer month in the southern hemisphere but a winter month in the northern hemisphere because the southern hemisphere is pointed toward the sun in January but the Northern hemisphere is pointed away from the sun.
Lesson Plans
Day 1- TLW Read and discuss D64-67 and answer questions on pg. D67 for homework/turn in for a grade.
Day 2- TLWcomplete teacher made study guide while going through powerpoint.
Day 3 - TLWReview study guide with partner for 10 minutes. TLW watch brain pop video on seasons and complete the test.
Day 4- TLW review the study guide with partner for 10 minutes. TLW watch a brain pop video on phases of the moon and complete the test.
Day 5-TLW review the study guide with partner for 10 minutes. TLW draw a diagram of the seasons and label appropriately.
Day 6-Review. TTW Divide class into two teams (boys and girls). Contest using the boat race game on the notes.