Summer Solstice

Don’t miss this year’s Summer Solstice! Celebrate the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere by discovering the science behind the official start of summer!

To mark the occasion, we have some Topical Resources to share with your class.

What’s in the Pack?

Your topical teaching resources includes:

  • 3 Fact Sheets: Discover why the Sun rises earlier and sets later each day, how the Earth moves around the Sun, and how other cultures mark the solstice.
  • 2 ThinkIts: Discuss what shadows are and how the Earth’s tilt causes seasons to change.
  • 2 Activity Sheets: Students work in pairs to explain what happens during the Summer Solstice and create a diagram.
  • Fun Color Poster

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