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  • There are four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

  • Depending on where you live, the seasons happen at different times of the year.

  • That's because the Earth is tilted on its axis.

  • Part of the year, the top half of the Earth is tilted away from the sun, so it gets less sunlight.

  • At the same time, the bottom half is tilted toward the sun, so it's getting lots of sunlight.

  • Later in the year, it's reversed,

  • and now the top half of the Earth is tilted towards the sun, so it's getting a lot more sunlight.

  • At the same time, the bottom half of the Earth is tilted away from the sun,

  • so now it's not getting very much sunlight.

  • I live in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • In this part of the globe, spring comes in March, summer comes in June,

  • fall comes in September, and winter comes in December.

  • If you live in the Southern Hemisphere, it's the opposite.

  • September is when spring starts, then summer comes in December,

  • fall begins in March, and winter starts in June.

  • What season is it where you live?

  • Spring is when the Earth starts to warm up after winter.

  • New plant life starts to spring forth from the earth.

  • That's where we get the name.

  • All sorts of flowers bloom, and brand new leaves start to grow.

  • It's often rainy one minute, and sunny the next.

  • Spring weather is kind of unpredictable.

  • So depending on where you live, it might be a good idea to carry an umbrella.

  • I love to see cherry blossoms in the spring. What's your favorite part of spring?

  • Summer is the warmest time of the year.

  • The days are long and the nights are short,

  • fruit ripens. Where I come from, people love to go swimming,

  • eat ice cream and watermelon, and watch fireworks in the summer.

  • What do you love about summer?

  • Fall is harvest time. Farmers have to work hard to bring in all the crops.

  • The weather gets cooler, and the leaves turn different colors.

  • Aren't they beautiful? And then they fall to the ground.

  • Maybe that's where we get the name "fall."

  • We also call the season "autumn."

  • Where I come from, we celebrate fall by decorating pumpkins,

  • and jumping in piles of leaves.

  • What do you like to do in the fall?

  • Winter is the coldest time of the year, when the days are short and the nights are long.

  • It might even snow where you live.

  • But it doesn't snow everywhere.

  • Some places get so cold in the winter that animals have to hibernate or migrate away during the winter.

  • But don't worry. They'll be back when it warms up again.

  • Where I come from, people love to play in the snow,

  • building snowmen, going ice-skating, catching snowflakes.

  • What's your favorite part of winter?

  • That's the four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

  • They are all beautiful and special in their own way.

There are four seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter.

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Let's Learn About the Four Seasons - Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter - Science for Kids

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