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Grade 6-12

Space Systems: Why do We have Seasons?

by Ariella F. | Science

Learning Standards: MS.ESS2.4 MS.ESS2.4;
3 Lessons 10:40
  1. 1. Hypothesis and Common Misconceptions about Seasons 2:33
  2. 2. Demonstration with Globe and Flashlight 5:23
  3. 3. Summer Winter Solstice 2:44

Grade 6-12


NGSS Standards

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Learn why we have seasons through an interactive hands-on project. Rotate the globe around the Sun to see how the two celestial bodies interact to create seasonal change.

Calling all astronomers! Look to the skies with these courses on Space Systems.


Seasonal Change

Course overview


Hypothesis and Common Misconceptions about Seasons

Students will begin to thin about seasons in relation to the Sun and learn why the proximity of the Sun to the Earth does not dictate the seasons.


Demonstration with Globe and Flashlight

Students will visually see how seasons occur.


Summer Winter Solstice

Students will learn about why the solstices occur.

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  • Climate
  • Earth
  • Magnetism
  • Science
  • Science Experiment
  • Seasons
  • Weather

Recommended Materials

  • Globe
  • Light
  • Paper
  • Pen


Ariella is finishing up her senior year at Barnard where she will graduate with a BA in Economics. She has been tutoring for 6 years and works with students ranging in age from 6-20. While Ariella specializes in Economics, she has a strong sense of numbers and also tutors students in math. She has been tutoring with Gooroo since November 2019 and has taught Gooroo Live and Gooroo Courses in STEM topics as a result of her comprehensive liberal arts education.

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