What are Days, Seasons and Years?

Curriculum support15 mins£2

Key takeaways
Describe how the motion of the Earth causes days and years.
Understand how the tilt of the Earth on its axis causes seasons.
How to answer questions on days, years and seasons.
Laura LewisHost: Laura studied at Royal Holloway University of London and the Open University. She is passionate about science communication and has presented talks about Exoplanets at Oxford University and Imperial College London.

Did you know that when it's winter in the UK, it's summer in Australia? In this class, students will investigate the motion of the Earth and how it leads to days and years. Students will then explore how the tilt of the Earth affects the seasons and why the northern and southern hemisphere experience alternating seasons. Students will also learn why it is warmer in the summer seasons and cooler in the winter. This class is aimed at students in Years 7-9 but is an interesting class for all ages!

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Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students in Years 7 -9.

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:

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