1st Grade Science : Daylight in Relation to Time of Year

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Example Question #1 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

What are the four seasons?

Possible Answers:

Hot, Cool, Cold, and Medium

Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring

Summer, Fall, Winter, and December

Correct answer:

Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring

Explanation:

The four seasons are Summer, Fall (or Autumn), Winter, and Spring. Due to the Earth being slightly tilted, the seasons change as the Earth travels around the Sun.

Example Question #2 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

What are seasons?

Possible Answers:

Seasons are what someone very familiar with the ocean is called.

Seasons are what you call thing like salt, garlic powder, paprika, and pepper.

Seasons are times in a year marked by the weather conditions, temperatures, and length of the day.

Correct answer:

Seasons are times in a year marked by the weather conditions, temperatures, and length of the day.

Explanation:

The seasons are the four times of year that are broken up by characteristics. The Earth sits slightly tilted and travels around the Sun. Based on the Earth's location, the weather changes because of the amount of sunlight that part of the Earth is receiving.

Example Question #3 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

How are seasons different?

Possible Answers:

The seasons are different because of their names and holidays.

Seasons have different temperatures, weather conditions, and amounts of daylight.

Seasons have no differences, they are all the same, and we cannot tell them apart.

Correct answer:

Seasons have different temperatures, weather conditions, and amounts of daylight.

Explanation:

Seasons are different because of their temperatures, the amount of daylight, and their weather. Winter is cold, summer is hot, spring is warm, and new plants start to grow, and fall is cooler with leaves changing on the trees. Each season is marked with unique characteristics.

Example Question #4 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

The Sun always rises and sets at the same time throughout the year.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

The Sun does not set and rise at the same time every day throughout the year. The sunrise and sunset change slightly based on the Earth's slight tilt and where it is in its trip around the Sun.

Example Question #5 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

Does the amount of daylight change throughout the year? Why or why not?

Possible Answers:

No, because the Sun turns on and off the same time each day.

Yes, because the Sun moves closer to us during the day.

Yes, because of the Earth's tilt and position.

Correct answer:

Yes, because of the Earth's tilt and position.

Explanation:

The amount of daylight does change throughout the year. This is because of the Earth's tilt and position. Some seasons are warmer and have more sunlight, whereas others are cooler and have less sunlight.

Example Question #6 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

How does your shadow change throughout the day?

Possible Answers:

Shadows do not change.

It gets longer or shorter.

It gets darker or lighter.

Correct answer:

It gets longer or shorter.

Explanation:

During the day shadows change in length. When the Sun is directly above us our shadows are shorter, when the Sun is low in the sky our shadows are longer. This can be tested by going outside during different times on a sunny day and observing the length of your shadow.

Example Question #7 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

Lisa went outside at noon in the winter and noticed her shadow was four feet long. She repeated this during the summer and her shadow was only two feet long. Why did her shadow change?

Possible Answers:

Lisa had grown or shrunk.

The Sun had changed from winter to summer.

The Earth's position is different.

Correct answer:

The Earth's position is different.

Explanation:

Lisa observed this because of the Earth's tilt and position. During the summer, we are tilted towards the Sun, so our midday shadows are very short. During the winter, we have tilted away from the Sun, so our midday shadows are longer.

Example Question #8 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

What does it mean to make observations? Example: Mrs. Sweets told the class to make observations during today's science lab about plants.

Possible Answers:

To bake something delicious

To watch something carefully

To plant seeds and water them

Correct answer:

To watch something carefully

Explanation:

To make an observation means to watch something carefully and even take notes about it. In science, we collect data and information using our five senses to make conclusions about what we studied. Observing the experiment or investigation is important so you can gather evidence of what took place.

Example Question #1 : Daylight In Relation To Time Of Year

The sunrise and sunset change daily because the Sun changing its schedule.

Possible Answers:

False

True

Correct answer:

False

Explanation:

The sunrise and sunset do change daily, but not because of the Sun! The reason the times for sunset and sunrise change are because of the Earth's tilt and position. Depending on where the Earth is in its rotation and how it is tilted, the sunrise and sunset will change a little bit each day.

Example Question #10 : Make Observations At Different Times Of The Year

How is the sun different at noon than at 7:00 PM?

Possible Answers:

It is prettier at noon than at 7 PM.

Its position in the sky is different.

It is hotter at 7 PM than at noon.

Correct answer:

Its position in the sky is different.

Explanation:

The Sun is different throughout the day because of its position in the sky. At noon it will be directly above our heads in the sky. At 7 PM, the Sun will be setting so it will be low on the horizon or even beginning to disappear below the horizon depending on location and time of year.

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