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Lesson Five – Sundial

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to design and make a model of a sundial to track and record changes to the position of the Sun in the sky. The class can record how a shadow made by the Sun can change its size during the course of one day.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make a model of a sundial to track and record changes to the position of the Sun in the sky

Learning Objectives

Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.

Learning Outcomes

I know that shadows are created when light is blocked. I can measure how the time changes position during the day by using shadows.

Sundial

Teaching sequence to help the children design and make a model of a sundial to track and record changes to the position of the Sun in the sky

Sundials

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children explain how to use sundials to track the position of the Sun in the sky

Sundial Instructions

Shared reading text for whole class discussion to help the children explain how to make a model of a sundial to track the position of the Sun in the sky

Sundial

Interactive activity to help the children design and make a model of a sundial to track and record changes to the position of the Sun in the sky

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to design and make a model of a sundial to track and record changes to the position of the Sun in the sky

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