The Reasons for the Seasons

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916 word document answering the following: Write a 700- to 1,050-word summary that explains the reason for seasons on Earth. • Begin with an explanation of the common misconceptions that students have regarding the reason for seasons. • Identify other planets in our solar system that may or may not have seasons and provide an explanation. • Include an explanation of aphelion and perihelion in your discussion. • You may include graphics in your paper. Do not forget to cite any references and text images you use. Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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The Reasons for the SeasonsTo begin this summary, my analysis of the article has found that the reasons for the seasonscan be summarized by two words: Tilt and Revolution. However, as simple as this may sound,students have a difficult time understanding this, as it is something that can be difficult to model.There are several common misconceptions students have regarding the seasons experiencedon earth. Please note that when I refer to the different seasons in this summary, it will be inregard to the northern hemisphere of Earth.The first misconception is the Earth-Sun distance with regard to temperatures on Earth.Students understand that the nearness to a heat source coincides with temperature, so theyconclude that the Earth must be closer to the Sun during the summer months than it is during thewinter months (Lambert, J.L., 2010). Indeed, most two-dimensional drawings show

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