The Sun and the Seasons ...some activities you can do
Measure Tall Things.
Using the Sun you can measure the height of VERY TALL THINGS - anything that casts a shadow, like tall buildings, with nothing but a ruler and your mind! (OK, maybe with a calculator, too).
Show the Seasons
Use Local Climatological Data from the library (for example, the U.S.A.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's yearly summary) to make a monthly "snapshot" of the climate where you live.
Calculate Your Ecological Footprint Click here and fill in a very basic questionnaire to calculate your quick and relatively accurate Ecological Footprint for an person living anywhere in the world.
How do you use Nature?
Understand Temperature Change
Make a graph of daily average temperatures for a year or two. Look them up in the Local Climatological Data. A graph showing temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere for two and a half years might have roughly this shape...