What are Days, Seasons and Years?

Curriculum support15 mins£2

Share:
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!

Have you seen these Physics classes?: The Gas Giant PlanetsBackground RadiationWhat are Sound Waves?

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

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:

Choose your payment option

FREE 

7 Day FREE Trial

Enjoy unlimited classes on a trial of our
monthly or annual plan
  • Choose from hundreds of classes
  • We’ll remind you before your trial ends
  • You’re never locked in, cancel anytime

£2

Pay as you go

  • Make payment for this class only
  • Flexible learning on your terms
  • Rewatch this class at your leisure
Already have an account? Login
Please see our privacy policy here