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The Four SeasonsCorinne JablonskiKindergarten
ObjectivesStudents will be able to:Learn why the season changeLearn about Equinox and SolsticeHave an understanding of each seasonBe able to recognize each season
Why does our seasons change?The reason for these changes has to do with the earths yearly trip around the sun. Part of the year the earths north pole points away from the sun and part of the time towards it. When the north pole points towards the sun, the suns rays hit the northern half of the world more directly and it is summer. But when the north pole is pointed toward the sun, the south pole is pointed away. So the suns light hits the earth at a less direct angle, spreading the warmth over a large area, and it is winter.
A Interesting FactSummer is even warmer and winter is colder because of the length of our days and nights. In the summer daylight lasts longer and nighttime is shorter. In the winter days they are shorter and the nights are longer. That means there is more time for the sun to warm us during long summer days. And short winter days have long, cold nights. This is because of the Equinox and the Solstice.
What is the Equinox?
It is the time when night and day are of equal length in all parts of the Earth. The two seasons that are in the Equinox are spring and fall.
What is the Solstice?
It is the time of year when the sun reaches the farthest north or farthest south. The two seasons that are in the Solstice are summer and winter.
Summer begins June 21st or 22ndSunSwimming pool BeachPopsicles and ice cream conesWhat reminds you of summer?
Winter begins December 21st or 22ndSnowSnow men or snow angelsSleddingCoats and sweatersWhat reminds you of winter?
Spring begins March 20th or 21stFlowersShowers (rain)Birds ButterfliesWhat reminds you of spring?
Fall begins September 22nd or 23rd Colorful leavesPumpkinsRakingCool weatherWhat reminds you of fall?
Short Video on the Four SeasonsThe four seasons
Summary What did you learn?Why the seasons changeLearn about the Equinox and SolsticeHave an understanding of each seasonBeing able to recognize each season