In this lesson developed by the Arctic Eider Society, students investigate why seasons occur: from the orientation of the earth in relation to its orbit around the sun and what this means for arctic sea ice.
In groups, students can visualize seasons and radiant profiles at different locations on the earth. As students perform the activity step-by-step, you can ask them to take photographs as evidence of learning for assessment purposes.
To deepen student learning, a variety of application and critical thinking questions are suggested in the Student Booklet. These questions can be addressed as a group or individually, for transfer of learning or for assessment.