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16 March 2004 1418 GMT
Grap: Make a sundial and go back in time!

With the sun shining it's the perfect time to make a sun dial. Follow our easy instructions and find out what life was like before we had watches and clocks!

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Use our templates to make your sundial - you can print them out.
Print the sundial base and the gnomon.
After you've printed it, close the box

Now using the sellotape, stick the bottom of the gnonom to the base of the sundial.
The gnomon should stand up by itself, but you may need to secure it with some more sellotape at its base.
Find north with the compass - you'll need to slowly turn in a circle until the pointer points north.

Once you find north, place the sundial on a flat surface and line up the arrow on the top of the sundial so it points north. Make sure the sun is shining!

You should now be able to tell the time!

You can make this sundial with different coloured paper or make it stronger by sticking the templates on to card.

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