Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Summer and Winter

Figure from experiment 33 from Elementary Science with Vernier


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.


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.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 33 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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