Assessment resource Seasons: daylight hours: assessment

TLF ID L8967

Test your understanding of how different times of year affect the amount of daylight received at different locations on Earth. Work out how the Earth’s orbit and the tilt of its axis determine day length in three different locations: Wanganui, Beijing and Singapore. For example, interpret data from a table that shows a series of dates and the amount of daylight on those dates for a given location. Analyse the day length data for the three different locations. View and print an assessment report. This assessment object is one in a series of three objects.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students analyse data about day length by interpreting a table and/or a line graph.
  • Students explain how day length is related to the Earth's rotation on its tilted axis and its revolution around the Sun.
  • Students describe the relationship between latitude, day length (duration) and the Earth's orbit of the Sun.
  • Students describe how changes in daylight hours can influence the temperature in a location during a year.
Educational value
  • Allows students to manipulate interactive models to investigate the amount of daylight received at different locations on Earth at different times of year.
  • Assesses students' understanding of the relationship between latitude, day length and the Earth's orbit of the Sun.
  • Includes a printable report showing the student's answers for each question and their achievement of the learning outcomes.
Year level

7; 8

Learning area
  • science
Strand
  • Science/Earth and space sciences
  • Science/Science inquiry skills
  • Science/Science understanding
    Student activity
    • Interactives;
    • Analysis;
    • Multiple choice questions

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 28 Jan 2014
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Technical implementer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Graham Coghill
    • Address: Marcus Beach QLD 4573 Australia
    • Script writer
    • Subject matter expert
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3195 Australia
    • Educational validator
    • Name: Gayl O’Connor
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
    • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au
    • Script writer
    • Name: Martin Richards
    • Organisation: Transcend-Ability Pty Ltd
    • Address: Aspendale VIC 3195 Australia
    Access profile
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    • Device independence
    • Hearing independence
    • Generic
    Learning resource type
    • Assessment resource
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    • MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.