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2008 saw the dullest August in the UK since records began in 1929 according to the Met Office. There were just 105.5 hours of sunshine, far less than the average for the month of 165.1 hours.
In this activity children will investigate ways of measuring sunshine and discuss the validity of these methods.
Summer Sun activity
Summer Sun teacher notes
News story behind the activity
Weather information from the month of August
General information about the British climate
Weather definitions and information
BBC Science Clips
Interactive activity on light and shadows
World Sunlight Map
Watch the sun rise and set around the world, in real time!
Virtual Science Fair
Interesting facts about sunlight
Facts about the sun
Information and links about our great British weather
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