Unlike today when we have watches and clocks, telling
the time a few hundred years ago was pretty difficult.
So a sundial was made which helped to tell the
time from the shadow made by the Sun.
An easy way you can make a sundial is to place
a stick, cane or thin piece of wood into your garden (make sure
its not in the shade)!
Every day at the same time push a peg into the
ground where the shadow of the stick ends. Does it stay in the same
place or does it move?
Discuss this with your science teacher when you
get back to school and see if you can find out what it means.
Use our templates to make your
sundial - you can print them out.
Print the sundial base
and the gnomon here.
After you've printed it, close the box
more instructions for your sun dial »
A word of warning: NEVER look directly at the Sun, with or without
telescopes. It is very dangerous.