The seasons on Earth are caused by the tilt of the Earth as it rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun. Students will correlate surface radiation with mean surface temperature of several geographic regions. By observing the graphs of these parameters, students will construct an understanding of the reason for the seasons.
Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Computer activity, Lesson plan
Atmospheric science, Climatology
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