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CLIP 6664

Sun and shadows

Sun and shadows

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Key Info
  • Sun and shadows
  • Duration: 01:05
  • How you can tell the time of day from shadows cast by the sun. The sun is our main source of light. Nuclear reactions at the core of the sun create energy in the form of heat and light. The light reaches us in just eight minutes and the earth depends upon it to grow and survive. The earth moves around the sun and, depending on the time of day, shadows formed by its light will be longer or shorter.
  • Subject:



    The Earth and Beyond

  • Keywords: sun, light, sunlight, daylight, warmth, heat, power, nuclear, energy, rotation, rotates, shadow
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful starting place for looking at the solar system. On a bright day, it would be a helpful introduction to solar time and sun dials. Activities in art and craft could naturally follow on from this footage, as would maths exercises featuring time zones and the 24 hour clock.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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