We are finishing up a study of Earth Cycles this week. During this time we took a look at the Earth rotating and revolving. Here are two Make and Takes we created for these. We first made the model of the Earth using model magic clay and a straw for the axis. We showed how the Earth rotates or "turns like a top" towards and away from the sun creating day and night. The next day we used the model again to show how the Earth revolves around the sun. We also made the paper study guide diagram below and labeled the seasons. Students saw how the tilt stays the same as they postitioned and glued each Earth down representing the seasons.
The corners flip up to create a square and each corner is labeled with the season's name.
Here a student is showing Earth rotating.
Here are matching cards for the vocabulary connected with this unit. They are good to send home. Students can even play memory match with them.
Cycle Vocabulary Cards Print outs for anyone wanting to create the Make and Take on Earth Revolving Around the Sun.