A day in the life of the Earth with P4WE

In P4WE this term we’re learning about how the Earth and Moon’s movements tell us how long a day, month and year is. To start with we have investigated how the sun appears to move through the sky during a day.


Finding out what direction the Sun is in.

We used the shadows to show us where sunshine is coming from rather than looking at the Sun. We discovered that in the morning the sun shine comes from the east. At the end of the school day it comes from a south west direction.


Recording the direction of the sun

The reason for what we saw is that the Earth spins round one complete turn in a day so different parts of the earth see the sun at different times.