All Physics Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

The Physics Teacher

Volume

37

Issue

2

Editor

Timothy F. Slater

Publisher

American Association of Physics Teachers

Publication Date

1999

First Page

113

Last Page

114

Abstract

Throughout 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.

Comments

Originally published by the American Association of Physics Teachers. Publisher's PDF can be accessed through The Physics Teacher journal.