Make A Simple Sundial Easy Science Experiment
In this fun and easy science experiment for kids, we’re going to make a simple sundial.
- Find a sunny location and push the stick into the ground.
- At the hour mark, place a stone on the shadow and record the time on your paper.
- Continue this for each hour throughout the day.
- You now have a calibrated sundial.
How it Works:
Calibration means to mark your instrument (sundial) with a standard scale of readings. The watch is used to indicate the standard scale we are hoping to establish with the sundial. As the sun cats a shadow from the pencil, the watch indicates the hour and the stone is used to mark the hour to create the calibrated sundial.
Make This A Science Project:
Build your sundial and test it at different times of the year to see if the shadow still aligns with the stone markers and remains calibrated.