This lesson plan presents an introduction to the apparent motion of the Sun across the sky and the way it changes in summer and winter. The goals of the lesson are to recognize the daily motion of the Sun across the sky, defining the main directions of east, west, south and north. The student will also recognize that the locations of sunrise and sunset (for viewers north of the equator) migrate southward in the winter and northward in the summer, changing the length of the day and causing summers to be warmer, winters colder and learn about the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, another factor in making summers warm and winters cold.


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