Reasons for Seasons
Exploring the Astronomy of the Seasons
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National Standards Correlations
(Science, Math, Geography)

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Science as Inquiry
Ask a question about objects, organisms, events. (K-4)
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Scientists develop explanations using observations (evidence) and what they already know about the world. Good explanations are based on evidence from investigations. (K-4)
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Develop descriptions, explanations, predictions, and models using evidence. (5-8)
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Think critically and logically to make relationship between evidence and explanations. (5-8)

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Physical Science
An object's motion can be described by tracing and measuring its position over time. (K-4)
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The sun is a major source of energy for changes on the Earth's surface. (K-4)
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Earth Science
The sun, moon, stars, clouds, birds, and airplanes all have properties, locations, and movements that can be observed and described. (K-4)
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The sun provides light and heat necessary to maintain the temperature of the earth. (K-4)
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Objects in the sky have patterns of movement. The sun, for example, appears to move across the sky in the same way every day, but its path changes slowly over the seasons. (K-4)
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The sun is the major source of energy for phenomena on the earth's surface, such as growth of plants, winds, ocean currents, and the water cycle. Seasons result from variations in the amount of sun's energy hitting the surface, due to the tilt of the earth's rotation on its axis and the length of the day. (5-8)
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National Math Standards
Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
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Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.
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Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement.
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Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.
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Recognize and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics.
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National Geography Standards
How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information. X 
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