Seasons – Weather science project

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A world map of places to track the weather

Track how long the days are and how warm it is at different places all over the world

You can track the changing seasons for yourself. Try writing down in a notebook every day what time it gets light out, or what time it gets dark, where you live. You should do it for at least a month to be able to see the time change. Graph the times on a line graph. Are the days getting longer or shorter? Why is that?

On this website, you can see when the sun comes up in different places. Try tracking the sunrise at the South Pole, halfway between the South Pole and the Equator (in Christchurch, New Zealand), at the Equator (in Nairobi, Kenya), half-way between the Equator and the North Pole (in Salem, Oregon), and at the North Pole (close enough at Oqsuqtooq, Canada). (Or use towns where you know people, and ask them to write down the time that the sun comes up.) Make a graph showing separate lines for each place. What differences do you see? Why?

Another project to explain the seasons
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And more about Seasons

Bibliography and further reading about the seasons:

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By |2018-04-24T15:20:02+00:00August 20th, 2017|Physics|2 Comments
Cite this page: Carr, K.E. Seasons – Weather science project. Study Guides, August 20, 2017. Web. July 16, 2018.

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Dr. Karen Carr is Associate Professor Emerita, Department of History, Portland State University. She holds a doctorate in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan. Follow her on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook, or buy her book, Vandals to Visigoths.


  1. Bob February 28, 2018 at 7:32 am - Reply

    very short, I have a test tomorrow and this did not help, like I said very short.

    • Karen Carr February 28, 2018 at 8:23 am

      Hi Bob. I’d be happy to help answer your questions, just ask them here! I’m sure the info you need for your test is available from your teacher or your textbook, anyway.

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