Tell Time from the Shadows Made by the Earth’s Rotation.
- Create a primitive sundial
- Observe Earth's rotation
- Aligned to NGSS standards (GRK-5/MS: ESS1)
Students construct shadow sticks, which functioned as an early sundial, to observe how changes in a shadow are related to the Earth’s rotation and are used to measure time. It comes with enough materials for 25 students, a teacher’s guide, and student copymasters.
The kit is also available for purchase with a link to a NewPath digital lesson, which includes a variety of resources on the topic, including background information, illustrations and self-assessments.