SEASONS By: Kirby Grabau
What are the 4 Seasons? • Spring • Summer • Autumn or Fall • Winter
What is your favorite season? • Spring • Summer • Autumn/Fall • Winter
Spring • The axis of the earth is tilted toward the sun • Marks the transition from Winter to Summer • Falls around March 21st in the Northern Hemisphere
Signs of spring • Many plants bloom • Animals become more active • The soil has reached temperatures able to grow green again
Summer • The axis of the earth remains tilted towards the sun • Warmest and humid season between spring and autumn • United States labels Summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day
Signs of Summer • Plants continue to grow • Animals are active, especially humans • People go on vacations and enjoy the leisure time
Earth’s axis is beginning to turn away from the sun • Marks the transition from Summer to Winter • Northern Hemisphere lasts September 1st - November 30th
Signs of Fall • Leaves on trees begin to change color and fall the ground • Animals begin to prepare for winter • Some plants are harvested
The Earth’s axis is tilted away from the sun • Shortest days and the lowest average temperatures • Winter is during the months of December, January and February
Signs of winter • Animals begin to hibernate, migrate or become less active • Most plants die, or lose their leaves for winter • Temperatures drop, days become shorter and snow usually begins to fall
Spring Summer Seasonal Activities More Summer Activities More Spring Activities Winter Fall More Winter Activities More Fall Activities
What does not make the seasons change? • The weather and the sun • The axis and the sun • The rotation of the earth • The tilt of the earth’s axis
What does not make the seasons change? Correct answer: #1 Weather changes more often than the seasons and is due to density differences from one place to another.
How do animals show us it’s winter? • They are very active • They prepare for winter • They hibernate, migrate or become less active
How do animals show us it’s winter? Correct answer: #3 Most animals either hibernate, migrate, or become less active. There are some who are more active in the winter, but not many.