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Sci: Seasons in

the Philippines
By: Aiza Pedrina

How the earths rotation


affects the wind system?
Our planet's rotation produces a force on all
bodies moving relative to theEarth. Due to
Earth's approximately spherical shape, this force
is greatest at the poles and least at the Equator.

The force, called the "Coriolis effect," causes the


direction of winds and ocean currents to be
deflected.
In the Northern Hemisphere, wind and currents
are deflected toward the right, in the Southern
Hemisphere they are deflected to the left.

What is Coriolis Effect?


TheCoriolis effectis
most apparent in the
path of an object
moving longitudinally.
On the Earth an object
that moves along a
north-south path, or
longitudinal line, will
undergo apparent
deflection to the right
in the Northern
Hemisphere and to the
left in the Southern
Hemisphere.

The Philippines has two pronounced seasons, the wet


and dry seasons, Harvesting is mostly done during dry
season.
In some places farmers cannot plant crops during dry
season because they do not have modern irrigation
and the lack of water. Farmers usually plant their crops
during wet season to ensure that it will grow because
water is plenty.
Sometimes too much rain may cause landslides,
mudflows and erosion that may damage crops, lives
and properties

DRY SEASON
Advantage
Disadvantage
1.

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2.

2.

3.

WET SEASON
Advantage
Disadvantage
1.

1.

2.

2.

Choose the letter of the correct answer.


1. Some countries experienced four seasons. The Philippines
has
experienced only two distinct seasons. What are these two
distinct seasons of the Philippines?
a. wet and wet
b. wet and dry
c. dry and dry
d. summer and winter
2. People living in Gusatbak are mostly farmers, at what
particular
time of the year they usually plant their crops?
a. wet season
b. dry season
c. winter season
d. spring season

3. During what particular season do farmers usually


harvest their
crops?
a. wet season
b. dry season
c. summer season
d. winter season
4. What are some bad effects of too much rain?
a. landslides
b. mudflows
c. erosion
d. all of these

5. Which of the following shows bad effects of too much


dry season?
a. drought
b. flooding
c. erosion
d. landslide

What do you think will happen to our crops if we


have snow in the
Philippines? When are we going to plant and
harvest our crops?
What activities we can do given only two seasons
wet and dry?

What are the two seasons in the Philippines?

The Philippines has two pronounced seasons, the wet


and dry seasons, Harvesting is mostly done during dry
season.
In some places farmers cannot plant crops during dry
season because they do not have modern irrigation
and the lack of water. Farmers usually plant their crops
during wet season to ensure that it will grow because
water is plenty.
Sometimes too much rain may cause landslides,
mudflows and erosion that may damage crops, lives
and properties

Choose the letter of the


correct answer.
1. What are the two distinct seasons of the Philippines?
a. dry and winter
b. wet and dry
c. summer and winter
d. summer and spring
2. At what particular time of the year do farmers usually
plant their
crops?
a. dry season
b. wet season
c. winter season
d. summer season

3. When do farmers usually harvest their crops?


a. dry season
b. wet season
c. winter season
d. summer season
4. Too much rain will cause?
a. landslide
b. mudflows
c. erosion
d. all of the above
5. Dry season sometimes have bad effects. Which one is an ill
effect
of dry season?
a. flooding
b. drought
c. erosion
d. landslide

Why is there no Snow in


the Philippines?

Why is it that other


countries have four
seasons while the
Philippines have
only two?

An imaginary line divides the Earth into


halves and it is said to be the zero degrees
(0) is called equator. Places above the
equator are said to be in the Northern
Hemisphere and these located below the
equator are said to be in the Southern
Hemisphere.
Another imaginary line drawn from the
North Pole down to the
South Pole is called Meridian. The distance
expressed in degrees is called longitude.
Places from the prime meridian to the west
are said to be the Western hemisphere and
the opposite to be in the Eastern
Hemisphere.

The earth tilts on its axis at an angle of


23 degrees. It rotates
on its axis every 23 hours 56 minutes
and 0.5 seconds or 24 hours.
This rotation gives us day and night. As
it rotates, it also revolves around the
sun completing its journey every 365
days or I year. This movement of the
earth around the sun gives us the 4
seasons (summer, autumn, winter, and
spring), However, one region of the
Earth has no marked change of season.
This is the region around the equator,
where it is hot all year round.

Region around the equator is hot


all year round because it round
because it receives direct rays
from the sun. Countries lying on
or near
the equatorial region experience a
climate characterized by distinct
hot and rainy months. The
Philippines is located in this
region, this region provides the
Philippines with two pronounced
weather condition during the year
which is wet season and dry

Seasonal Winds are called


monsoons. The northeast monsoon
known as Amihan, chills the
Philippines from December to
January. It passes from Siberia.
From March to May Southeast
monsoon known as Habagat
bringing much rain throughout the
country. It absorbs much moisture
as it passes the surrounding bodies

Trivia: Aurora Borealis

Earths rotation and


revolution
1.Rotation of earth takes place
on its axis while revolution is its
motion around sun.
2.Rotation is completed in 24
hrs while revolution takes 365
days for completion.
3.Due to rotation, there is a
difference in the times across
nations in the world.

the sun and the globe the earth. This


movement is called revolution. The earths
movement along its axis is called rotation.
The earth rotates on its axis in a west to
east direction. The part of the earth facing
the sun experiences day while part away
from the sun experiences night. Since the
earths axis is tilted, the earths
experiences unequal periods of lights and
darkness at different times of the year.
The length of daylight changes from day
to day, and seasons to seasons as the
earth revolves around the sun.

This two movements causes the seasons.


The temperate countries experiences four
seasons. These seasons are summer,
autumn, winter and spring.
Take note of the earths position on June
21 or 22, on these dates, the northern
hemisphere experiences the shortest day.
This day is called the summer solstice.
The northern hemisphere receives more
direct rays of the sun while the southern
hemisphere receives less. On December
21 or 22, the northern hemisphere
experiences the shortest day while the
southern hemisphere experiences the
longest day. This date is called the winter