Telling Time With No Clocks

EXPLORATION

PRIMARY ELEMENTARY  |  SCIENCE
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Telling Time With No Clocks

Students will to learn how to use a sun dial to tell time.

Time

1 Day

Setting

Outside

Collection Group

SHADOW STICKS

 

Standards

  • S2E2a. Students will investigate the position of the sun in relation to a fixed object on earth at various times of the day.

Procedures

  1. Cover clocks in the classroom for the duration of the day. Take students outside at various times to guess what time it is and provide evidence – schedule or routine, position of sun in the sky, hungriness or body function.
  2. When all students have submitted guesses, provide the correct time to see which student was the closest and what evidence proved most accurate.

Explorations in this Collection

Creating a Sun Map of the Garden

Creating a Sun Map of the Garden

Making Shadow Sticks

Making Shadow Sticks

Telling Direction with No Compass

Telling Direction with No Compass

Telling Time With No Clocks

Telling Time With No Clocks