It has already started to get cool and rainy, but summer
is not officially over yet. The first official day of this Fall or Autumn
will begin on September 22nd.
Fall equinox is when the days and nights are the same.
Leaving us are the long days of summer. After the
fall equinox, the nights will begin to get longer
and the days shorter. The weather will become cooler. All of this can be
explained by understanding the position of the planet and its orbit around
Here are some great websites to explore that can explain
the fall equinox and the changing seasons from summer to fall to winter.
This site provides some great information on the equinox.
Fall Science Challenge Quiz (Adobe PDF file)
This PDF File gives teachers a quiz
on the fall season.
The Seasons and the Axis Tilt
This is a great educational site. It will give information on
the planets as well as some quizzes. This site can be shared with children
Sun During the Spring and Fall Equinox
This site provides information at a higher English level and
gives great information about earth science.
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