Sunshine Makes the Seasons

Sunshine Makes the Seasons

by Franklyn M. Branley, Michael Rex
     
 

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Are there reasons for the seasons?

It all starts with the sun. The sun shines on the Earth and keeps it warm.We have day and night because the Earth spins on its axis and we spend part of each day facing the sun and part of the day facing away from it. But why are days longer in the summer than in the winter? The answer to this question is explained through an

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Are there reasons for the seasons?

It all starts with the sun. The sun shines on the Earth and keeps it warm.We have day and night because the Earth spins on its axis and we spend part of each day facing the sun and part of the day facing away from it. But why are days longer in the summer than in the winter? The answer to this question is explained through an experiment using a pencil, an orange, and a flashlight. And when you see this, you'll know the reasons for the seasons.

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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 Colorful illustrations and clear easy-to-read text give this revised edition more appeal than the 1974 edition. The completely rewritten text is better organized with less repetition. It includes less descriptive information about the four seasons and places more emphasis on the causes of seasonal changes. A simply stated and carefully illustrated experiment using an orange, a pencil and a flashlight to help children actually see the differences on earth caused by the tilt of the earth as it rotates on its axis and revolves around the sun is particularly useful. A worthwhile addition, along with the 1974 edition and Berger's Time After Time (Coward, 1975; o.p.). For younger children, Gibbons' Sun Up, S un Down (HBJ, 1983) is a better introduction.Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060592042
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/03/2005
Series:
Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science Series: Stage 2
Pages:
40
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

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