Virtual Field Trips — Seasons Reality Check
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For Grade 4
Join our Roper Mountain Reality Fact Check Team. Our episode will tackle one student’s tough question about the cause for seasons. We will compare temperatures and amounts of sunlight using charts and graphs received for different parts of the world to determine the cause of the seasons.
Program Duration: 45 minutes
Fee: Greenville County Schools- Free
South Carolina Schools $50 per session
All others: $100 per session
Class Size: 5 - 35 Students
This program addresses the following standards:
South Carolina Math Standard (4.MDA.2)
Solve real-world problems involving distance/length, intervals of time within 12 hours, liquid volume, mass, and money using the four operations.
South Carolina Science Standard (4.E.3B.2)
Construct explanations of how day and night result from Earth’s rotation on its axis.
South Carolina Science Standard (4.S.1A.2)
Construct explanations of how day and night result from Earth’s rotation on its axis
South Carolina Science Standard (4.S.1A.6 )
Obtain and communicate information to describe and compare the biotic factors (including individual organisms, populations, and communities) of different terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.
Next Gen Science Standard (ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System )
The orbits of Earth around the sun and of the moon around Earth, together with the rotation of Earth about an axis between its North and South poles, cause observable patterns. These include day and night; daily changes in the length and direction of shadows; and different positions of the sun, moon, and stars at different times of the day, month, and year.
Next Gen Science Standard (5-ESS1-2)
Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.