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Weblinks 1

Work through the animation below. 

Why do we have ‘daytime’ and ‘night-time’?

Why does it take 24 hours for the cycle of day and night to take place?

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/education/teachers/key-stage3/lessonplan-day-and-night/animation

Try changing the time of the day in the animation on the website below.

Explain why the sun appears to rise in the East and set in the West.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/earthandbeyond/dayandnight/

This video gives a helpful basic summary.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/day-and-night/1874.html

The following two links are more complex animations and videos.

http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/Physics/pc/learningsteps/DANLC/launch.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/how-does-the-earth-go-through-day-and-night/2173.html

Finally, watch the BBC video below to understand why there are ‘24-hour nights’ in the Arctic at certain times of the year.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-arctic-circle/1875.html

 

Weblinks 2

Many people in the UK love the long days of summer and dislike the short days of winter when it seems to be dark most of the time.

Why does day length change through the year?

Put in a date and see how the length of the day changes.

http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/interactives/science/earthandbeyond/sunrisesunset/

Watch the videos below, the second of which goes into more detail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-earths-orbit-of-the-sun/1592.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/the-tilt-and-daylength-of-the-earth/1876.html


Weblinks 3

The orbit of the Earth around the sun also explains why we have seasons.

Try to explain on your WebQuest research sheet why we have a summer and a winter by describing the orbit of the Earth around the sun, and by saying why the tilt of the Earth matters so much.

Why do days get longer as summer comes?

This website gives you some basic detail.

http://www.ducksters.com/science/seasons.php

This BrainPOP™ animation is great. 

http://mrhardy.wikispaces.com/Seasons.swf

This animation is also very useful.

http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/Physics/pc/learningsteps/SDLLC/launch.html

 

Weblinks 4

Read through the webpage below. Can you explain why it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere?

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/time/seasons.htm

This additional website may be helpful.

http://www.sciencemadesimple.co.uk/physicsblog/the-times-they-are-a-changing

 

Weblinks 5

Why is a year 365.25 days long?

Why is a day 24 hours long?

Why do we have a leap year every four years?

Click through the animation below.

http://lgfl.skoool.co.uk/content/keystage3/Physics/pc/learningsteps/YELLC/launch.html

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