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Vernier - What Causes the Seasons?

Activity Overview

In this activity, students' will explore how the tilt of the earth's axis results in different amounts of solar radiation at different times of the year, causing seasons. They will simulate the earth's warming using a light bulb that will shine on a Temperature Probe attached to a globe, and investigate how the warming of the globe is influenced by its tilt and position.

Key Steps

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    Students attach a Temperature Probe to a globe and collect data using the EasyData APP.

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    Students graph and compare results simulating different seasons of the year.