Why do we experience more hours of daylight in summer than hours of daylight in winter in Reading, Vermont?
We experience more hours of daylight in the summer than in winter because the northern hemisphere gets a more direct amount of light. We think this is because the Earth is at a 23.5° tilt.
We conducted an experiment using a computer Gizmo. When we tilted the Earth’s Axis to a 23.5° angle, summer began on June 21 in the northern hemisphere. The Northern Hemisphere received 14.9 hours of daylight because the sun’s rays are more direct on the northern hemisphere.
Winter began on December 21in the Northern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisphere only received only 9.1 hours of daylight because the northern hemisphere was tilted away from the sun
When we adjusted the Earth’s Axis to a 0° tilt, we observed that the seasons were equal and the Northern Hemisphere received the same amount of daylight in winter and summer.
Therefore, we believe that this proves that the 23.5° tilt causes the change in the hours of daylight. It is all because of the 23.5° tilt. Tilt causes seasons.