Sunrise, Sunset: Apparent Motion of the Sun



NOTE: This activity should be done on a sunny day. It should be started as early in the morning as is possible and continued into the afternoon. You will need to locate directional South before beginning the activity.


Use for More Advanced Students:

The above activity can be modified for more advanced students. The same basic procedure should be followed, however the students should:

New observations should be made as close as possible to the same times of day over a period of several months. Have students use the same sheet of paper and add on the new Sun locations. Different colors can be used for different weeks or months.


This activity is part of the StarChild site.