Notes: 3B - Reasons that we have Seasons

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Concepts

  • Insolation - The amount of Solar Radiation that hits the Earth
  • Ecliptic (Sun’s Position) - The path the Sun makes in the Sky
  • Incidence of Radiation - Solar energy spreads out or concentrates based on angle
  • Seasons - Changing weather due to the Sun’s Incidence of Radiation

Summary Question(s) / Task(s)

  1. Draw and Label the position of the Earth compared to the Sun during the Summer in the Southern Hemisphere (must include direction of sunlight, and how Earth’s axis is oriented to the sunlight)
  2. Draw and Label the position of the Earth compared to the Sun during the Fall in the Northern Hemisphere (must include direction of sunlight, and how Earth’s axis is oriented to the sunlight)
  3. Diagram, Label and Explain the incidence of radiation between the Summer, Spring/Fall, and Winter at the Equator (must include the angle of sunlight to a flat surface at the Equator)

Post-Reflection Monologue (only used during the emergency situation of Spring 2020)

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Educator / Teacher Resources

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