Angles of the Sun -- Out Teach

Explore

Ask students to explore the outdoor classroom in pairs or teams and to observe the ways that they imagine the apparent movement of the sun across the sky during the day.

Ask students to use the ground as the starting point line, sketch the current angle of the sun, and use their protractor to measure the angle. For example:

In the diagram below, "N" marks the ground and "M" marks the relative position of the sun in sky. Once they have it drawn on paper, they can measure it to be 60 degrees.