Investigate Day and Night

On Earth, night follows day and day follows night. But why?

Complete this fun investigation to find out!

By the end of this activity you will:

  • Have made a model of the Earth and the Sun
  • Have used your model to investigate why we have sunrise, day-time, sunset, and night-time 
  • Be able to explain why we have day and night

To complete this activity you will need: 

  • Some play-doh or modelling clay
  • A pencil
  • A torch
  • A partner to help you
  • Paper and pencils

A diagram of the Earth rotating around its axis and orbiting the Sun. A torch shining on a model of the Earth. The model is stuck onto a pencil that is spinning.