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.

      Thanks to all those who participated in the 2015 Global Sun Temperature Project!

      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. 

      2015 Verified Raw Data Sorted by Latitude (MS Excel Spreadsheet) 2015 Data