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Modeling Earth's Seasons by Rotation and Revolution part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
The students will discuss, define, and demonstrate the Earth's rotation and revolution around the sun. The students work as a whole class and in small groups to determine Minnesota's seasons in relationship to its revolution around the sun. Each group will write a paragraph explaining their reasoning (prediction). After whole group discussion, each student will reflect on his or her prediction (correct or incorrect and why).