The Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth Series

The 3-part Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth series introduces students to the basics of climate science. We examine what causes seasons, why the days are longer in summer than they are in winter, how the movement of the sun across the sky affects the renewable-energy industry, and a whole lot more.

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth Episode 1: Seasons
In Episode 1: Seasons, we look at how the changing seasons affect life on our precious Earth and then examine what causes seasons.

 

 

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth Episode 2: Long Hot Summer Days

In Episode 2: Long Hot Summer Days, we explain why summer days are long and winter days are short, and how the length of daytime contributes to seasonal variations in temperature.

 

Shedding Light on the Sun and Earth Episode 3: Following the Sun

In Episode 3: Following the Sun, we look at how the sun’s movement across the sky every day changes. In summer, the sun reaches a much higher angle in the sky than it does in winter. This affects the design of energy-efficient homes and the placement of solar panels.