Sky Science - Human Sundial

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The Human Sundial activity can also be found within the Sky Science - Let's Do Science Bundle. If you are interested in purchasing this activity and more, you can check out the Sky Science bundle here.

Long before iWatches and smart phones, people used sundials to tell the time. In this hands-on activity, students will turn themselves into a large sundial. During the Human Sundial activity, which is ideal for grades 5-7, students will learn how light and shadows can be a source of information.

By the end of the activity students should be able to:

  • Understand the movement of objects in the sky (such as stars and planets) is predictable

Additional resource required:

  • Chalk
  • Space for activity