Here’s what we did today.We worked on the following seasons lab activities:
- Seasons Sequence – Students use a ball to represent the Earth. They place toothpicks at each end. Then, they move it to the four positions where we have seasons change (making sure the Earth always tilts in the right direction!). They shine a flashlight on it as it goes around the “Sun.” The activity reinforces yesterday’s lab, Reasons for the Seasons.
- Angle of Light Rays and Surface Distribution – Students shine a flashlight three different angles (90 degrees, 60 degrees, 30 degrees). They draw a circle showing how much area the light covers at each angle and compare the three. This activity demonstrates that the larger the angle of sunlight, the smaller the area it covers; the smaller the angle, the more spread out the light is on the surface. It demonstrates direct and indirect sunlight.
- Began Seasons Lab Activity - Seasons Four Times a Year.