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Teachers and Students
Internet Sites | Children's Books | Folklore & Mythology
Science Behind It
- Angles Lesson -
A fun lesson for students about finding right angles.
- Sun Angles - Photos of the Sun's height during the year.
- Shadows '97 - A site of ideas about using the Sun and sunsticks in more mathematical ways. Intended for older students, but useful for advanced elementary school students.
Sundials and Moondials
- Sundial Activities - A page of sundial activities including finding north, seasons, clock times.
- Sundial Links - A very long list of WWW sites related to sundials and other means of measuring time by the Sun.
- Make your own SUNDIAL - With your latitude, you can print out a sundial model to use at your school or home.
- Moon Dials - A discussion and drawings of how to make a moondial, or a moon-stick clock for your home.
- Noon Project - Here's information about how schools can join in calculations of the size of the Earth.
- Shadow Project - This is a sundial project done at Urbana High School. They have some interesting ideas and links here for learning about the sun clocks.
- Shadows and Latitudes - A formal online project for collecting shadow length data and collaborating with people around the world.
- Wake Up, Vladimir by Felicia Bond. Crowell, 1997.
- The Day the Sun Danced by Edith Hurd. Harper, 1965.
- Who Gets Out of Bed? by Nancy Carlstrom. Little, 1992.
- Wake Up, Sun by David Lee Harrison. Random, 1986.
- Cock-a-doodle Dudley by Bill Peet. Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
- Dawn by Uri Shulevitz. Farrar, 1974.
- Sun Up by Alvin Tressalt. Lothrup, 1991.
- Word Lore - Carl's lessons on exploring words we use in this curriculum, such as where did the word "Sun" come from, or what is the difference between "daylight" and "day"?
Sun Time and Worship
- Ancient and Historical Time Keeping - Great museum exhibit about time keeping in the past. Lots of terrific diagrams and photos. This site could provide many different and interesting ways of telling time for class projects.
- Japanese Sun Dial - A nice page about a rope-based sundial used in Japan.
- Sundials: An Historical Sketch - A nice introduction to the histories and stories of sundials.
- Sundial Mottos - Great fun! A list of sayings inscribed on ancient and modern sundials. Would be fun if you and your class are making your own sundials.
- The Druids and Stonehenge - A look at how an ancient stone Sun calendar is worshipped by modern Druids, people who have resurrected the ancient Celtic religion as their own.
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