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A Reason for the Season

A Reason for the Season

This website is part of National Geographics Xpeditions Hall and includes lesson plans and activities related to the topic of the seasons. Using images and text, this site teaches students about why the seasons occur here on Earth, how they affect different animals, and how ancient civilizations celebrated and explained the phenomenon of seasons. A short quiz tests people on their knowledge of the solstices and equinoxes in relation to the position of the Earth around the Sun. These lesson plans were written by educators and have been tested in the classroom.


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