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Sun and Earth Motion Activity for Earth and space science is a simple activity that clearly illustrates the motion of the Sun and the Earth. Create your own primitive sundial.

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Does the Earth rotate around the Sun? Students will create their own primitive sundials to find out! The sundial will be used to track a shadow and further understand how the Earth rotates and the Sun appears to move through the sky. The motion of the Sun and Earth is clearly observed using this simple activity. Includes assembly instructions, detailed background information and a reproducible student worksheet.

Complete for five sundial setups.


Materials Included in Kit: 
Compass, magnetic, small, 5 
Pins, dissection, 2" length, 5
Ruler, transparent, 12", 5
Wood board, 11¾" x 11¾", ¼" drilled hole, 5
Wood dowel rod, ¼" diameter, 12" long, 5

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations
Analyzing and interpreting data

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System
HS-ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

Crosscutting Concepts

Scale, proportion, and quantity

Performance Expectations

MS-PS4-2: Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials.
HS-PS4-3: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning behind the idea that electromagnetic radiation can be described either by a wave model or a particle model, and that for some situations one model is more useful than the other.