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Title:
The real reasons for seasons : sun-earth connections : unraveling misconceptions about the earth and sun
Author:
Gould, Alan.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley, CA : Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley, 2000.
Physical Description:
124 pages, 15 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 ccomputer laser optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
"LHS GEMS."

Pages 1-15 (2nd group) have separate title page: Seasons lab book.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Grades 6-8.
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Added Title:
Seasons lab book.
ISBN:
9780924886454
Format :
Book

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Central Library QB637.2 .G68 2000 Book and Software Set Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

When it comes to understanding why seasons change, your students know less than they think they do. This unusually thorough book clears up common misconceptions with a systematic guide to the connections between the seasons, the Sun, and the Earth. Among its appealing features: eight attention-getting activities, including an imaginary trip to the Sun. The book includes teacher-friendly directions, materials lists, backgrounders, summary outlines, and reproducibles -- plus an interactive CD-ROM rich with videos, simulations, Web pages, and data sets.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 9
Time Framep. 15
Activity 1 Name the Seasonp. 17
Activity 2 Sun-Earth Surveyp. 22
Activity 3 Trip to the Sunp. 29
Activity 4 What Shape is Earth's Orbit?p. 49
Activity 5 Temperatures Around the Worldp. 57
Activity 6 Days and Nights Around the Worldp. 65
Activity 7 Tilted Earthp. 73
Activity 8 The Angle of Sunlight/Seasons Unraveledp. 81
Behind the Scenes (Background for Teachers)p. 89
Assessment Suggestionsp. 105
Resourcesp. 108
Literature Connectionsp. 111
Summary Outlinesp. 113

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