Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.
This activity challenges you to decide on the 'best' number to use
in each statement. You may need to do some estimating, some
calculating and some research.
Is this eco-system sustainable?
Here are some questions you might explore, or you may have your own questions about the sun or the moon which you would like to investigate:
A paper plate is a good way to show where there are tall trees or buildings on the horizon which you can use for a marker, and where the sun or moon rises or sets. It's also a good way to show sunspots.
Further activities on sunrise and sunset.