The Earth orbits around the Sun. But from the Earth, it looks like the Sun rises in the East, travels across the sky, and then sets in the West.
These pictures show the sun's path during the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere.
You can make a model of sun paths, with this list of materials.
Here are some ideas for a study of the sun's motions in the sky, and of the seasons.
- Look in a reference book like the Farmer's Almanac for sunrise and sunset times
- Measure the height of the sun in the sky using shadows. Do this every week throughout the year.