Today, Ms. D was gone and we had Mr. Tim as a substitute. We continued talking about astronomy. Mr. Tim told us the correct answers of the pre-quiz that was homework and we had to write down the correct answers in our notebooks. After that, Mr. Tim showed us three Brain Pop videos about the seasons, leap years, and solstices and equinoxes. We also took the quiz after the video and we did pretty well.
Here are the links for the videos:
We also learned about how seasons change and why does Earth tilt on its axis. Mr. Tim showed us an animation about how Earth revolves around the Sun and he gave us information about solstices, equinoxes, leap years, and at what day does each season begin. Mr. Tim had us draw a diagram about the different angles where the sun hits the Earth and where sunlight is reflected through the atmosphere. We had to write down at what date does each equinox or solstice start. Then, he showed us some YouTube videos about where our place in the universe is and how small we actually are.
Here are the links for the YouTube videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2cmlhfdxuY This is a slightly different video with commentary
DON'T FORGET! We have a quiz tomorrow about the notes that we took during class today so don't forget to study!
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