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SciJinks: What's a Solstice

Top Subjects:  Animals   Art/Architecture   Geography   Health   History   Math   Reading   Science
Resource:SciJinks: What's a Solstice
Provider:NASA
Summary:Age Range: 8-13 (Grades 3-8, with parental supervision). The Winter Solstice will soon be here (for those in the Northern Hemisphere of planet Earth). It marks the shortest day and the longest night of the year. The winter solstice is celebrated by various cultures and religions worldwide. But what exactly is a solstice?
Description:At this NASA-sponsored website, scientists provide an easy-to-understand explanation of the solstice complete with illustrations and photographs. This presentation includes information about:
  • The Equator
  • Earth’s Axis of Rotation
  • Arctic Circle
  • Tropic of Cancer
  • Tropic of Capricorn
  • Antarctic Circle
  • Spring and Autumnal Equinox
When you’re through exploring the solstice page, use the menu to access mini-lessons and games that teach about:
  • Weather
  • Hurricanes and Storms
  • Clouds, Water, and Ice
  • Tides and Oceans
  • Atmosphere
  • Seasons
And more!
Contributed by:ClickSchooling ©Copyright 2020, All Rights Reserved, ClickSchooling
C A T E G O R I E S
Orientation:General
Subjects:Science
Teaching Methods:Online Interactive
I N T E N D E D   F O R:
Ages:8,9,10,11,12,13
Grades:3,4,5,6,7,8
F O R   M O R E   I N F O R M A T I O N
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