Notes: 3C - Sun Above Us

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Concepts

  • Tropics - Places on Earth where the Sun is nearly always overhead.
  • Solstice - Longest & Shortest Days of the year (July & December)
  • Equinox - Equal daytime and nighttime (September & March)
  • Polar Days - Extreme day and night cycles near the poles

Summary Question(s) / Task(s)

  1. Diagram, Label and Explain the concept of Equinoxes, what seasons do these occur? (must include direction of sunlight, and how Earth’s axis is oriented to the sunlight, with the correct dates)
  2. Diagram, Label and Explain the concept of Solstices, what seasons do these occur? (must include direction of sunlight, and how Earth’s axis is oriented to the sunlight, with the correct dates)

Educator / Teacher Resources

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