Seasons and Earth’s Orbit STEM Stop-Motion Video Project on the iPad


Total Pages: 13
File Size: 2 MB


iPad STEM project uses stop-motion video for students to recreate the Earth’s orbit around the sun. Supports NextGen Science Standard MS-ESS1-1.

This iPad® mobile digital device STEM Challenge project is a fun and creative way for students to demonstrate their learning or as an introduction to the seasons and Earth’s orbit. Students will use the enclosed direction sheets, anchor chart, and planner to construct a model that they will then use to create a stop-motion video showing the how the Earth’s orbit around the Sun changes the seasons. Students create the stop motion video on the iPad using the Stop Motion Studio app. I recommend having students work in teams of 2-4 to complete the project.

Packet includes everything your students need to plan and create their videos independently:
★ Anchor Chart option for northern and southern hemisphere
★ Project direction sheet
★ 1 Stop Motion ready reference sheet – an outline of the basic controls of the app to display.
★ 2 step-by-step direction sheets with visuals to help students independently use the app from start to finish.
★ Detailed teacher directions for introducing the assignment
★ 1 set of season labels for students to use in their videos includes vernal and autumnal equinox and the winter and summer solstice.
★ 1 Rubric to assess student work

You will need the app Stop Motion. A clickable QR code linking to the App Store® online store listing is included.


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