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Earth and space: Make a sundial

Linking to the topics Earth and space and space, year 5 and P4 pupils will investigate how Earth travels around the Sun by making a sundial. This lesson will take place over short intervals throughout one day, when children will mark the end of the shadow on the sundial, demonstrating how the Sun moves across the sky due to the Earth’s rotation.

This pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining the Sun
  • A printable template to make the sundial

Simple to resource! The items you will need:

  • Modelling clay
Year 5
Earth and space
Earth and space: Make a sundial

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