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

When studying the Solar System and the movement of plants, this clip can be used to introduce and compare the sizes, shapes and distances of the Earth, Sun and Moon. When pupils are creating fact-files on different bodies in the Solar System, this clip could be used to support those who are studying and researching the Sun. This clip may also be used to support work on photosynthesis and plant growth.