A Reason for the Season
Become a Seasons Sleuth in this new Xpeditions Activity. Learn all about the Earth, and about how people are affected by the change in seasons. People all across the globe celebrate the seasons, but because of the way the Earth is tilted, and because of the fact that the Earth rotates around the sun, we don’t all celebrate the same season at the same time. Test your skills using our Cosmic Map Interactive game. Check out the way that Monarch Butterflies respond to the new seasons-by Migrating. Read up on Stonehenge and decide for yourself whether or not it is an astronomical calendar. Visit different parts of the world as they celebrate the equinoxes and the solstices in their communities. Take a tour of the planets using National Geographic’s Virtual Solar System site. Activities for kids and parents relate to keeping discussions about the universe, and the people in it, alive over the course of the calendar year. Lessons from the Xpeditions site, standards 7 and 8, are linked to this page. Parents, teachers, and kids, can also access information on resources and web sites that relate to this Family Xpedition.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Kindergarten
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