What causes the seasons?

This website contains student friendly explanations of how the tilt of Earth’s axis affects change of seasons around the world. It also talks about what scientists believe caused the earth to become tilted many years ago. The axis always points in the same direction as the Earth orbits the sun, which causes different parts of the world to experience seasons at different times of the year. There are graphics and diagrams on the website that display the different terms and ideas discussed in the text of the page. There is an explanation of the difference between orbit, revolution, and rotation. The website is a NASA.gov website with credible information. The website also provides activities, games, and videos that are useful for information on movements of the Earth as well as other aspects of the Earth and the solar system.


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