Note teachers: Please download the student activity handouts located in the sidebar under Software and Materials Needed, for additional details about the main activities for this lesson plan.
Ask students to present their reports to the class in teams or on their own.
Assess students' work based on the following criteria:
Step 1: students can be assessed on the accuracy of their data collection and the creation of a chart from their data. Students should use accurate scientific and mathematical terms when describing the patterns they see.
Step 2: students should be evaluated on the responses to the questions after they have viewed the online demonstration.
Lesson extension activities
Ask students to look up sunrise and sunset data for other locations on earth to verify the accuracy of the online demonstration.
Ask students to read information on Daylight Saving Time around the world and study debates about extending Daylight Saving Time. Ask them to stage a live debate on the issue.