Learn about the longest day and the shortest night on Earth – the summer solstice. Find how the planet’s tilt and orbital rotation creates these days and nights. Learn about Stonehenge and how ancient people and various cultures recognized and celebrated the summer solstice. The sites include photographs, animations, a webquest, and hands-on activities as well as the eThemes Resource on summer.
View the animation to see how Earth orbits the sun and goes through changes of solstices and equinoxes. Select the link "Countdowns" to learn how much time and how many days are left before the closest summer and winter solstice. Click on the "Almanacs" link to find how long the day will be during the summer solstice at any year from 2000 to 2010.
These websites are about the summer season. There are information, games, worksheets, lesson plans, and crafts. Includes information about the sun, sunburns, camping, and more. There are links to eThemes on Independence Day, Labor Day, and Seasons.