Did you know that as hot as it may be during the summer months, the sun is actually further from the earth than during the winter months? It certainly doesn’t feel that way!
Here are some questions to consider…
- How does the sun heat up the earth?
- Why is it so hot during the summer and cold in during the winter?
- How are we protected from the sun’s rays?
- How does the sun benefit our lives?
The following resources will help answer these questions…
Everyday Mysteries: Why is it hot in the summer and cold in the winter?
NASA: Sun: Overview of our star & Ultraviolet Waves
Sunlight and The Earth – How the sun benefits the earth.
Mirror: 15 Reasons Why The Sun Is Good For You
NMSEA: New Mexico Solar Energy Association – Projects and information about solar energy