The Reasons for the Seasons

Attributions: 
Malechi and Johnathon in 6th Grade

In our class we learned about seasonal changes and what causes the seasons. Part of the seasons session was about how much sunlight each one gets, how much daytime each season gets, and why it’s colder in winter than summer.Why is it colder in winter than in summer? It is because of the earth’s tilt and revolution. The earth's tilt is 23.5 degrees. Students in our class got to experiment how long days were in certain seasons and how much heat/daylight they get. The tests that we did showed that summer is longer because of the tilt that heats up the northern hemisphere. And it is colder in the winter because the sun’s rays are less direct.