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Shadows and Sundials

Children using a sundial

Length: About 90 minutes
Number of Children: Up to 35
Level: Key Stage 2
Availability: Usually Mondays or Wednesdays, 10am or 12:30pm

How can we tell the time from shadows? Investigate how the rotation of the earth affects the way we see the sun, and how the positions of shadows can be used by time-tellers. This session offers the opportunity to explore the museum’s amazing collection of sundials, handle a variety of types of sundial, gain a deeper understanding of how these work, as well as a chance for children to make their own working dial.

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