ERIC Number: EJ721580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Seasons by the Sun
Science and Children, v42 n8 p14-16 Jul 2005
Understanding the Sun has challenged people since ancient times. Mythology from the Greek, Inuit, and Inca cultures attempted to explain the daily appearance and nightly disappearance of the Sun by relating it to a chariot being chased across the sky. While people no longer believe the Sun is a chariot racing across the sky, teachers are still challenged to help children develop accurate understandings about the Sun and the "reasons" for the seasons. This article contains a brief list of books and activities that can build a foundation for learning about this topic.
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Activities, Astronomy, Space Sciences, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Childrens Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Literature Reviews, Books
National Science Teachers Association, 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A