Earth’s Tilt – Day Length and Seasons

Learning Objective

In this lesson we will learn how Earth’s tilt affects day and night lengths and how it causes the seasons.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Describe Earth’s tilt.
  • Explain how Earth’s tilt results in:
  • Different day and night lengths for different latitudes.
  • Different day and night lengths for different times of the year.
  • Different seasons throughout the year.
  • Opposite seasons for the northern and southern hemispheres.
  • Explain how seasons are also affected by day length.
  • Compare the seasons of equatorial, mid-latitude and polar regions.

earth's tilt day length and seasons lesson contents

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