Introduction

Do you know why it is warmer in the summer than in the winter where you live? The Earth travels around the sun once every year and repeats the cycles of the seasons. You can use the Light Probe to see how differently sunlight shines on the Earth in each season.

Objectives

In this activity, you will

  • Observe the differences in the light level during summer and winter.
  • Draw conclusions about what effect light has on weather and temperature.