An explanation of how the Sun is the main source of energy for all life on earth. Examples given include how the sun makes cars able to function and why crisps are a product of the sun.

First broadcast:
9 October 2000

A wall display could be created about the Sun and all of the things we need it for. Children could be challenged to list as many different ways we need the Sun as they can think of. In the summertime, when the children are learning about staying safe in the Sun like wearing sun screen, hydrating and not looking directly at the Sun, this clip could be used to reinforce how powerful it is. When introducing the children to our Solar System, this clip could be used to demonstrate the Sun's importance.