First Facts: Seasons by Marie GreenwoodGet all the facts! First Facts is a early learning series that explains to young readers everything they want to know about exciting topics like the natural world, history, science, and machines. Fitting perfectly between preschool and elementary school levels, this series boasts visually exciting spreads that encourage children to flip through regardless of whether they can read yet. The text offers a basic foundation on the subject and is full of fascinating facts and figures -- perfect for reading aloud, or for kids to decipher on their own when theyre learning to read.
Seasons on Earth
Seasons on Earth are characterized by differences in temperature and the length of daylight. The four distinct seasons — spring, summer, autumn or fall , and winter — are found only in the temperate zones. These zones extend from The equatorial regions or torrid zones have no noticeable seasonal changes, only a wet season and a dry season. Polar regions experience only a light season and a dark season. Spring comes from an Old English word meaning "to rise. In the Northern Hemisphere, astronomers assign an arbitrary starting date for each season.
Earth's Seasons: A Video
They are different in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Why do we have Seasons on Earth? Earth completes a revolution around the Sun over
In many parts of the world, the year is made up of four seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season has its own weather patterns and they match to particular months of the year. A printable PDF of the information on this page is available in the right-hand column. The Earth tilts on an angle as it orbits the sun. This means that during different parts of the year either the northern hemisphere the top half of the world or southern hemisphere the bottom half of the world will lean closer to the sun. The part leaning closer to the sun will have more light and heat this will be the warmer months and the part leaning away from the sun will have less light and heat the cooler months. In Australia, we are leaning closer to the sun in the summer months of December, January and February, but in other countries this is different.