To solve a mystery, you must be able to examine closely and ask questions. The globe is a model of Earth. Each part reveals information about our planet. Build sleuthing skills by looking at the globe with the eyes of a detective: What features are related to time and seasonal change?
1. Report Changes in Daylight
Report your photoperiod data for the first day of each month, plus each equinox and solstice. View the photoperiod map to track changes in daylight. Ask questions to help students analyze photoperiod data and make discoveries about sunlight and seasonal change.
It's Time to Report!
This month, report your photoperiod for two dates: December 1st and 22nd (solstice)
Photoperiod Map Report Dates: First day of each month and
December 22, March 20, June 20.
2. Explore the Globe The globe is a model of Earth. Each part reveals information about our planet. In this activity, students study the features of a globe: structure, movement, shapes, colors, lines, words, and numbers. As they examine each part, they ask questions: What is this line? Why is it here? Why is the globe tilted? Why does it spin? What parts of a globe are related to time and seasons?