Sunlight and the Seasons

by: Terry Shiverdecker and Jessica Fries-Gaither

This lesson helps students to develop and use a model of the Sun–Earth system to explain: the relationship between the amount of sunlight and the season; the relationship between the angle of incidence of sunlight and the season; and the reason the Earth has seasons. Students will synthesize information from investigations, animations, and text, and will construct a scientific argument. The investigations support the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core State Standards. This book selection includes the Table of Contents, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School


Astronomy Earth & Space Science Instructional Materials Literacy


Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/25/2016Pages 48Stock # PB325X2_13

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