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Lesson Plan 5: Why the Earth's formation gives us seasons

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Why the Earth's formation gives us seasons (Page 28 of the Teacher's Pack)

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Why the Earth's formation gives us seasons (664 KB)

Suitable for: 11-14 years

Curriculum and learning links:

  • Space, seasons

Learning objectives:

  • Describe how the Earth was formed
  • Explain why the Earth has a tilted axis and what effects this has

Clip 5.1: How the earth was formed - Dallas explains how the Earth was formed and why this formation is responsible for our seasons.

Clip 5.2: Comets - Dallas explains how the leftover debris from the protoplanetary disk exists as comets in the Oort cloud.

Clip 5.3: What's the biggest misconception about the solar system? - Astronomer Dr Marek Kukula answers a number of common questions about the Solar System.

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