A CIESE Collaborative Project

The Global Sun Temperature Project

What is the Global Sun Temperature Project?

Join schools from around the world as they determine how their geographic location (i.e. where they live) affects their average daily temperature and hours of sunlight. Specifically, students will:

  • Measure the temperature and record the number of minutes of sunlight per day over a common week.
  • Compare and contrast the results with classes from all over the world.
  • Determine how proximity to the equator affects average daily temperature and hours of sunlight.

The Global Sun Temperature Project will re-open again in Fall, 2014!

The Global Sun Temperature Project is recommended for upper elementary, middle school and high school students (ages 10-18). There is NO fee to participate however we do ask you to register first. Also, please feel free to look at participant data from Fall, 2013 below.

Participant Data from Fall, 2013.