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The presenter, Vicky, visits the city of Tromsø in Norway - the most northerly city in the world. It is so far north, there are several weeks of the year when the Sun does not rise at all. We see her obvious confusion as she wakes up at nine o'clock in the morning, only to find it is still dark. Vicky then visits a weather station which has a daylight measurement device.
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8 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip can work as a plenary item for the lesson 'The Sun at different times of the year'. After the children have considered the hours of daylight they enjoy during winter and summer, they could then consider the number of hours of daylight you experience the further north you travel. What implications might this have on their lifestyle?

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