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One year on Earth - Understanding seasons | Teach with space PR45

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Languages: English, German, French

Subjects: Geography, Science |

This resource is intended to foster and enhance pupils’ knowledge of seasons, and focuses on the basic mechanism behind different seasons on Earth. The resource is divided into different parts, therefore enabling a gradual acquisition of the topic and content. The starting point is a general discussion about seasons by considering the changing colours on Earth over the course of a year. First, by looking at photographs taken on Earth and then by analysing the colours in satellite images. This is followed by a hands-on activity that aims to let pupils explore the influence of the Sun- Earth system on seasons with their own model.

Format: Teacher’s guide and student worksheets
Age range:  8 – 12 years old
Keywords: Earth observation, Seasons, Climate, Vegetation, Geography, Science
Download: EnglishGermanFrench

This classroom resource is part of a set of resources developed by ESA’s Education Office in collaboration with ESEROs to support the Climate Detectives project.

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