2008 saw the dullest August in the UK since records began in 1929 according to the Met Office. There were just 105.5 hours of sunshine, far less than the average for the month of 165.1 hours.
Children will investigate ways of measuring sunshine and discuss the validity of these methods.
- that the light from the sun can be blocked by opaque objects
Children will learn:
- that shadows are formed on sunny days
- that shadows can change through the day
- that there are diffent methods of measuring sunshine and some are better than others
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.