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Where Does the Sun Go at Night? – Early Non-fiction and Project

Where does the sun go at night Where does the sun go at nightIn Where Does the Sun Go at Night, a sister and brother discuss where the sun might go at night. The younger brother keeps guessing lots of inventive ideas, but the older sister knows best what she’s been taught from books at school and explains to her brother where the sun goes at night. This beautifully illustrated children’s story has more facts and an experiment at the end to try to help illustrate the relationship of the sun and the earth. Where Does the Sun Go at Night makes a great early non-fiction children’s book for school projects and home school.

Sample Text from Where Does the Sun Go at Night

Sister, sister, I wonder…
What do you wonder, little brother, What do you wonder?
I wonder, I wonder,
Where the sun goes at night. Where do you think, little brother, Where do you think?
I think, I think…
Tell me, little brother,
What do you think?

I think
That maybe, a demon.
The terrible black demon
Of Darkness
Eats up the sun each night
For dinner.
See how the blue sky, at sunset, Is stained red with his blood?

Project from where does the Sun go at Night

Try this experiment!

To understand how the earth’s rotation causes day and night, try this simple exercise.

You need:

A small rubber ball A big torch
Some felt pens
A friend

What to do:

Imagine that the rubber ball is the earth. Using the felt pens, draw the map of the world on the rubber ball. Now, imagine that the torch is the sun. Ask your friend to switch on the torch.

Place the ball (the earth) directly in the path of the torch beam (sunlight), so that India is facing the sun. Turn the ball around slowly. What do you see? When India is facing the sun, the Americas are in darkness.

As India begins to turn away from the sun, Europe and Africa come into the ‘sunlight’. Then, as the ‘earth’ continues to turn, the Americas come into the light and India becomes dark.

Keep turning the ball till India faces the sun
again. This is what happens every time the earth turns around on its axis. During each rotation, India (and every other place on earth) has one day and one night.

<End of Sample Text>

Another great non-fiction children’s story from Pratham and Storyweaver.

 

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