Vernal Equinox: Lesson for Kids


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An astronomical event caused by earth's yearly rotation around the sun, signaling the start of the spring and autumn seasons, is called a(n) _____.

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1. The vernal equinox is the name of the event that signals the beginning of spring in the _____.

2. When it is spring in the Northern Hemisphere, it is _____in the Southern Hemisphere.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Equinoxes are special times of the year. In fact, many of our holidays happen on or around the vernal equinox! You will be quizzed on seasons in different parts of the world, signs of the vernal equinox and equinox holidays.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Point out signs of the equinox in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Tell what season it is in the Southern Hemisphere when it's spring in the Northern Hemisphere
  • Name some celebrations that take place after the vernal equinox

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to name a key event that is caused by the Earth's yearly rotation around the sun
  • Interpreting information - make sure that you can read information about seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about signs of the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere

Additional Learning

To find out more, view the lesson called Vernal Equinox: Lesson for Kids. You will learn about:

  • An imaginary line around the middle of the Earth
  • How people celebrate the vernal equinox in Annapolis, Maryland
  • The autumnal equinox