Make A Sundial Rocket Science And Space Science Experiment
In this fun and easy rocket science and space science experiment for kids, we’re going to make a sundial.
- Paper plate
- A lump of modeling clay
- Pen or pencil
- Poke the pencil through the center of the paper plate.
- Mound the modeling clay around the pencil to hold it securely in place.
- Place your sundial outside in a sunny area.
- Use the compass to locate north.
- At 8:00am, use the pencil to mark the location of the pencil’s shadow. Label the mark 8:00am.
- Repeat this step each hour until sunset.
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How it Works:
The sundial works when the pencil casts a shadow onto the paper plate at different times. As the sun changes relative positions over the course of a day, the position of the pencil’s shadow changes as well. This reflects changes in time.
Make This A Science Project:
Measure the length of the shadow created by your sundial at different times of the year and observe any changes.
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