Where’s the shade at the ballpark?


The next time you go to a ball game, notice how the sun moves across the stadium. Is your seat in the sun or the shade? In what inning does that change? What about the batter’s box? The score board?

Questions to ask:

Which direction does the sun rise in the morning and set in the evening? (East in the morning and west in the evening).

Did you know most baseball stadiums put home plate or 3rd base in the west? That means the sun won’t be in the batter’s eyes.

Why do you think that is important? (So the batter can see the ball).

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