Make A Sundial

Make a Sundial

This activity allows for investigating shadows. Pupils will make their own sundials in order to consider how shadows are cast, how they change when the light source is moved and how the Sun can be used to tell the time.

Resources Needed:

  • Lesson plan for the activity:
  • A printed sundial worksheet for each pupil:
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • A compass for determining which way is north
Duration: 
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
5 to 7
7 to 11

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