Day and Night

Dydd a Nos

Wedi’i anelu at ddisgyblion 7-11 oed, mae’r gweithgaredd hwn yn rhoi cyfle ymarferol i'r disgyblion i ddysgu am y dydd a’r nos. Gan ddefnyddio pêl o play-doh a thortsh, bydd y disgyblion yn darganfod sut mae cylchdro'r Ddaear yn achosi’r dydd a’r nos.

Daytime Shadows

Have you noticed that your shadow doesn't always look the same? Our cartoon shows why shadows change during the day.

When an object (like the stick in the cartoon) blocks some of the Sun's light, it casts a shadow. The shadow always points away from the Sun. How long the shadow is depends on how low or high the Sun is in the sky. If the Sun is low, we see a longer shadow. Is the Sun is high, we see a shorter shadow.


Earth Rotation

Spinning Earth
Credit: Wikiscient

The Earth is always spinning on its axis. It takes 24 hours to spin around once, so it rotates once a day. The Earth spins at over 1,500 km an hour! That's more than 4 times faster than a Formula 1 car racing at top speed!