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The Sun

Solar power illustration

Generating Electricity: Solar Cells

Learn how energy from the Sun can be used to generate electricity.

Circle of colours

What is white light?

Find out what happens if you spin the colours of the rainbow in this hands-on activity.

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Why is it colder in the winter even though the Earth is closer to the Sun?

Learn why we have seasons in this hands on activity.

Wall of clocks

Universal Coordinated Time

Today, you know it's the same time everywhere in your time zone thanks to Universal Coordinated Time. But when humans used the Sun to tell time, they couldn’t tell time precisely.

Sunset

Sun: Sunset

5 images of scenes showing various sunsets

Sunrise

Sun: Sunrise

5 images of scenes showing various sunrises