Seasons of the Year Kara Launius EDF 4800

Why Do We Have Seasons?

Seasons occur because of the tilt of Earth as it makes its way around the Sun every year. The Earth is on an axis, which determines its tilt. The Earth's axis it tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees. This angle of tilt is important in creating seasons, because the amount of Sun each area on Earth receives helps in determining our four seasons of fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Fun FACTs:
  • It takes the Earth 365 days to orbit the Sun
  • The North Pole never points directly towards the Sun
  • Earth is farthest away from the Sun in the summer and closest to the Sun in the winter
What fun activities do you do during these seasons?

Spring

  • Spring occurs during the months of March, April, and May
  • The first day of spring is called the vernal equinox
  • Our weather starts to get warmer and we get a lot of rain and thunderstorms
  • Trees begin to get their leaves back and flowers begin to bloom

Spring Activities

  • Picnics in the park
  • Baseball games
  • Hunt for animal tracks
  • Plant a garden
  • Make a bird feeder
  • Pick flowers

Summer

  • Summer occurs during the months of June, July, and August
  • The first day of summer is called the Summer Solstice
  • Summer has the longest and warmest days of the year
  • School is out!

Summer Activities

  • Go on vacation
  • Collect seashells at the beach
  • Have a cookout
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Go swimming / visit a waterpark
  • Make homemade ice cream
  • Play with sidewalk chalk
  • Ride a bike

fall

  • Fall occurs during the months of September, October, and November
  • The first day of fall is called the Autumnal Equinox
  • Another word for fall is Autumn
  • The weather starts cooling down and days become shorter
  • Tree leaves start to change from green to red, orange, yellow, or brown before they fall off

fall activities

  • Apple picking
  • Collect acorns and fallen leaves
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Carve or paint a pumpkin
  • Go on a hike
  • Have a camp fire

Winter

  • Winter occurs during the months of December, January, and February
  • The first day of winter is called the Winter Solstice
  • Winter has the shortest and coldest days
  • Most trees and plants stop growing
  • It might snow or ice during the winter

Winter Activities

  • Build a snowman
  • Go sledding or ice skating
  • Drink hot chocolate
  • Snuggle up by a warm fire
  • Go look at holiday lights
  • Bake cookies

Recap of the Seasons

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