# 16.2 - Name Date May 13 Student Exploration Seasons Why do...

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Name Date: May 13Student Exploration: Seasons: Why do we have them?Vocabulary:direct sunlight: sunlight hitting the Earth at a direct 90 degree angle Earth’s axis: a hypothetical line running through Earth’s axis and connecting the North and South poles Equator: an imaginary line running horizontally across the center of the Earthindirect sunlight: sunlight striking earth at an acute anglenorthern hemisphere: the northern half of the EarthNorth Pole: the northernmost point of EarthSeason: a quarterly division of the year based on average weather changesSolstice: one of two days in a year that the Sun reaches farthest from the equator southern hemisphere: the southern half of the EarthSouth Pole: the southernmost point on Earthsummer solstice: the longest day of the yearwinter solstice: the shortest day of the yearPrior Knowledge Questions (Do these BEFORE using the Gizmo.)1.At what time of day is sunlight strongest – in the early morning (when the Sun has just risen) or at noon (when the Sun reaches its highest point)?
2.At what time of year does the noon Sun rise highest in the sky?
3.Based on your answers, why is it warmer in summer than in winter?
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