It represents the first day of summer and takes place on the longest day of the year, when there are the most daylight hours and the Sun is at its highest in the sky.
After the summer solstice, the days get shorter until the winter solstice when they start to get longer again.
Let’s Start with our Summer Solstice Resource Pack
To mark the occasion, we’ve some fantastic resources to share with you!
Some of the resources focus on the solstice itself, the reasons for it and how it is celebrated. Others focus on the seasons, specifically summer, but all are well worth a look!
Now the Activities!
We have a whole host of Science Activities in EYFS and KS2 (or your region’s equivalent), which we think you’ll enjoy taking a look at…
Four Seasons: #752 – Relate different pictures to the four seasons of the year.
Four Seasons: #692 – Relate different pictures to summer and winter.
Four Seasons: #905 – Identify forms of water.
High Noon: #926 – Understand how shadows are formed.
Planet Watch: #576 – Using a moving model, click on the Sun, Moon or Earth to answer questions.