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Seasons and Daylight Patterns


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Seasons: Different times of year have different amounts of sunlight. There are seasonal patterns of the motion of the Sun and Earth. Students will learn about the four seasons, and how the revolution of the Earth around the Sun affects the 4 seasons. Students will love these science activities on seasons!

This resource includes:

  • labs
  • lesson plans
  • age-appropriate worksheets
  • puzzles for vocabulary
  • word wall words
  • a slide show. 

This resource is designed to meet the NGSS standard:

1-ESS1-2. Make observations at different times of year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on relative comparisons of the amount of daylight in the winter to the amount in the spring or fall.] Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to relative amounts of daylight, not quantifying the hours or time of daylight.

 And Utah SEEd for 1st Grade:

1.1: SEASONS AND SPACE PATTERNS Seasonal patterns of motion of the Sun, Moon, and stars can be observed, described, and predicted. These patterns may vary depending on the region, location, or time of year.

Utah SEEd

Standard 1.1.2 Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information about the patterns observed at different times of the year to relate the amount of daylight to the time of year. Emphasize the variation in daylight patterns at different times of the day and at different times of the year. Examples could include varying locations and regions throughout the state, country, and world. (ESS1.B)


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