Sky Science - Sun Angles

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The Sun Angles activity can also be found within the Sky Science - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Sky Science bundle here.

During the Sun Angles activity, which is ideal for grades 5-7, students will be plotting and analyzing charts of the sun angle for different cities at various times of the year, students will observe how the tilt of the Earth’s axis causes the difference in sunlight throughout the year, resulting in the seasons we experience.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Understand that the Earth’s tilt causes the differences in sunlight throughout the year
  • Explain what causes the seasons

Additional resources included with the activity plan:

  • Student worksheet
  • Sun elevation data
  • Suggested answers

Additional resource required:

  • Graph paper
  • Pencils
  • Device with internet access