Constructing a Portable SundialThe Physics Teacher
EditorTimothy F. Slater
PublisherAmerican Association of Physics Teachers
AbstractThroughout history people have used shadows and sundials to measure the passage of time. This article describes how to construct a personal sundial that can be worn as a necklace or carried as a key chain. The activity is easily adaptable for grade levels elementary through high school. The instructions can be scaled for a schoolyard project. We’ve found sundial construction to be a terrific project that not only encourages students to investigate movement of the Sun in the sky, but also allows them to practice their math skills.
Citation InformationMichelle B. Larson. "Constructing a Portable Sundial" The Physics Teacher Vol. 37 Iss. 2 (1999) p. 113 - 114
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michelle_larson/17/