Study Questions • Discussion Topics
Activity 1: Chart the Sun
Activity 2: Build a Sundial
Build a Sundial
The Egyptians told time by the Sun using a sundial. Over the course of a sunny day, your students can make their own sundial.
By the end of the day you should have a series of lines spread out like a fan. Each time the sundial is used, it must be lined up with due north! It may not tell the time exactly right over the course of the year because the Sun shifts position, and it will be less accurate the farther north you live, but the readings should be close. The Egyptians didn't need to measure time as exactly as we do!