Participants explore the relationship between the size and position of shadows and the position of the sun. They make sundials to use outdoors. (Sundial handouts can be found on page 35 and 36 of the PDF.)
|Add a Tech Twist||Optional: Use solar viewing glasses ("eclipse glasses") to view the sun and its sunspots in real time! Or, use the "Solar Vision" app to see the real-time surface of the sun under different filters. NEVER look directly at the sun.|
|Hints for uses in your library||
Establish safety rules for working outdoors. These might include:
• Walk. Stay within eyesight of the leader.
• Do not look directly at the Sun.
• Leave the site exactly as you found it.
What is a Sun Dial?
The Shadow Knows: How to measure time with a sundial
Sun Dial Game
Make a Human Sundial
Following the Sun
[Suggest a book]
The Sun Is My Favorite Star
What Makes a Shadow?
The Sun: Our Nearest Star
What Makes Day and Night
Sun Up, Sun Down
Energy from the Sun
What do you know about the sun?