Our Earth is a dynamic planet that is always in motion. Students of class 6 built their understanding of planet Earth as they studied the motions of the earth, which lead to seasons and day-night patterns. These motions are – rotation around its own axis and revolution around the Sun. Rotation means the movement of the earth on its axis. It rotates from the west towards the east. Revolution means the movement of the Earth around the Sun in a fixed path or orbit.
This movement causes seasonal variations in different parts of the Earth. Students shared various interesting facts about the impact of these motions of Earth-like, why is it summer in Australia during Christmas? Which is the longest day of the year and why? Why do we have 366 days in a year after every 4 years and many such intriguing facts were deliberated upon and students understood the natural cause behind all such phenomena? They presented their knowledge through diagrammatic display, which enhanced their understanding of the concept.