We sense the Earth's movements through space as changes in day and night and as seasons. Students learn the Earth’s movements affect them in daily life. Students also compare and contrast time and seasons in Hawaii to other places on Earth. > Download PDF


Activity 2: Round To Day & Night

Every 24 hours, Earth rotates once around its axis. This gives us daytime and nighttime.


Activity 3: Round 'N' Round We Go

Gravity causes smaller celestial bodies to orbit around larger ones. The moon revolves around the Earth. Earth revolves around the sun.


Activity 4: All Around The Year

As Earth orbits the sun, one hemisphere is closer to the sun.


Activity 5: Falling Down

Gravity is a force which attracts all objects towards each other.


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