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Sundials! – A STEM Activity


Telling Time with Earth’s Orbit and Axial Tilt

(Designed for 4th – 6th Graders)

We are happy to post a STEM activity lesson that we used this year. This activity incorporates videos and hands-on activities to teach kids about Earth’s orbit and axial tilt, the seasons, and shadows. The sundial can be left in a sunlit window and tell you the time!

Left: Example of the top of a completed sundial made following the instructions of this activity.


Instructions: SEP_Sundials__Instructions_for_Knoxville_TN

Lesson: SEP_Sundials_4th_Grade