Seasons

Seasons is an 8-day Unit currently in development. The curriculum has been designed to align with standards for middle school earth and space science. It uses a combination of Earth-based and space-based perspectives to strengthen students spatial reasoning skills.  The lab is supported by the National Science Foundation.

The goal of the ThinkSpace Seasons curriculum is to help students gain a stronger understanding of the causes of the Earth’s seasons and eliminate common misconceptions through the use of helpful visual aids. This is accomplished through interactive digital media known as “Tours” made in WorldWide Telescope, a software package that models our universe.

What's in this lab?

  • Introduction to WWT ThinkSpace Seasons curriculum (.pdf)
  • WWT ThinkSpace Seasons curriculum (google doc)
  • Link to WWT-based curricular material (Available here)

Additional Resources

How do I run the WWT tours?

  • Download and install WWT for free from worldwidetelescope.org
  • Download any of the resources available on this page.
  • Double-click on the .wtt file to open and run a tour.

For those without access to Windows, you can use the video versions of the WWT content.