Invite them to illustrate why we have seasons — or one aspect of the story.
Older children can work individually or in groups to illustrate the science story.
Illustration detail will depend on the age of the children.
Expand the types of materials available to include paint, tissue paper, glue, scissors, etc., so the children can make mosaics, mobiles, or sculptures to illustrate the stories.
Connections to the National Science Standard(s)
Standards A&D (grades K–4): Understand and communicate the explanation (this communication may be illustrated) for the patterns of movement of objects in the sky. The sun, for example, appears to change its path over the seasons. Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons.
Standards A&D (grades 5–8): Understand and communicate the scientific explanation of how objects in the solar system have regular and predictable motion that explains such phenomena as seasons. Seasons result from variations in the amount of the sun's energy hitting the surface, due to the tilt of the earth's rotation on its axis and the length of the day.