Because of the tilt of the daily spinning Earth, and its elliptical orbit as it spirals yearly around the Sun (following the Sun through Space, around the Galaxy), each place on the planet’s spherical surface receives differing amounts of energy throughout the day, and throughout the year.
This difference in energy reception has resulted in a pattern of life in plants that is seasonally regenerative. It is the reason behind seasonal migrations of birds, fish, and caribou. Energy flow influences the availability of food, requirements for warmth (thickness of animals’ coats), and usually influences times of mating and birthing.
Here Comes the Sun: A tutorial on why there are Seasons, with good animations.
“We are indeed aboard an 8,000-mile-diameter spherical space vehicle – Spaceship Earth.” “Everyone on board our Spaceship Earth can live abundantly and successfully on an ecologically sustainable basis. Humanity has the option to make it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller
The Dymaxion Map, as invented by Buckminster Fuller, shows the Earth in two dimensions with no visible distortion of land sizes. Can be cut out, folded, and assembled into a globe.
Want some insight as to how far away from the Sun we are? Build a scale model of the solar system. As you do so, think of the energy emitting in all directions from the Sun. Planet Earth receives about 2 billionths of that energy.
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The Solar Team
“We had our *Bring Your Child To Work Day* last week. The kids (ages 7 – 13) had a great time learning about solar power and building their cars. Hearing the younger kids squeal with excitement as their cars began to move on the patio was priceless. Having the spare parts in the kits was helpful too. Overall the kits were GREAT!”
“I’ve always appreciated how much your kits bring out the “maker” in kids! … I’m over the moon that we will get to be using them.”
The car kits did arrive in time. The workshop was a hit! Kids had a great time assembling the kits with their parents. After the workshop, we brought the cars outside and the kids experimented with adjusting the solar panels and changing the direction of the car. It was great to watch their young minds at work! Thanks for a great product!
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“Your cars are incredible, they are so much fun and are a really effective way to show how an electric circuit works with a solar panel as the power source.”
“The kids LOVED these kits!”
Junior High School teacher in Ohio
“The solar cars worked GREAT. This activity was a huge hit with the campers and we were able to generate some excellent discussion and learning about alternative energy, climate change, etc, etc.”
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“Hi…just want to let you know that the school project was a big success! He got an A+ on it… especially because it was an original idea.”
“I am very pleased with the materials and have been showing the panels and motor to others already their reactions are consistently one of being amazed.”
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On building a solar boat: My friends are amazed at the power and motor speed of solar.