Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:17 AM
Earth and Sky SciGuide Review
I wanted to check out this SciGuide specifically for the lesson on why we have seasons. I have always struggled to have my students gain understanding in this area. There's not a lot to the reason itself (basically the tilt of the earth and the direct/indirect sun rays) but I think to understand the entire concept of seasons and why have them takes a lot of prior knowledge and understanding that my students don't have. But anyway, I like the lesson on the seasons presented in this SciGuide because it's very explicit and rather comprehensive. The links are excellent too. You can have kids explore them or do it together if you have the capability. However, some of the links must be old because they wouldn't load or I got redirected to something different. I think if I have time I'd start with the lesson on "Planetary Posters" to give the students a better understanding of the concept of a solar system, what that means and what that looks like. Many don't have that basic understanding.