Seasons

TLF ID L5774

Control the motion of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine seasons in the different hemispheres. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine day length in the different hemispheres. Examine the heating effect of the Sun. Compare seasons at different locations on the Earth. For example, work out that when it is summer in China, it is winter in Australia. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series.

Tags: Year 7



Educational details

Educational value
  • Illustrates and explains the Earth’s orbit, day and night, factors causing variation in the Sun’s heating effect, and the seasons.
  • Allows students to manipulate an interactive model of the Earth in its orbit to investigate the seasons and related phenomena.
  • Helps student understanding by showing simultaneous views of the Earth from different viewpoints.
  • Tests understanding by asking students to position the Earth in its orbit to correspond to important annual astronomical events.
  • Tests student understanding and interpretation through multiple-choice questions.
  • Provides structured feedback to student input.
Year level

6; 7; 8

Learning area
  • Science

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: CSIRO Publishing
  • Organization: CSIRO Publishing
  • Description: Technical implementer
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.publish.csiro.au/
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Person: Nick Pitsas
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Robert Kerton
  • Description: Script writer
  • Person: Robert Kerton
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Person: Denis Goodrum
  • Description: Educational validator
  • Person: Graham Coghill
  • Description: Subject matter expert
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Colour independence
  • Device independence
  • Hearing independence
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
  • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. Unless otherwise indicated, this material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.