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You can tell the time with this SUNDIAL. You can make the sundial from scratch. Find some of the materials you need around the house, or visit your nearby carpentry or cabinet making shop and show them what you plan to make. Offer to make a sundial for the owner if… they give you double or triple the parts you need. You might be surprised: most likely they will take you up on the offer! If not, don’t feel rejected just go somewhere else, it is a great exercise in scrounging and you learn a lot about small business practices! The project needs the assistance of an adult, but it is fun to put it together and then look for a place to put it. It has to point to the North and it works only in a sunny spot!
These are the parts you need for the sundial. The base is a piece of plywood 13×15 centimeter and about 2 centimeter thick. The hour lines can be printed from the photo further on in this blog. The “gnomon” is the part that throws a shadow on the base and the hour lines, so you can read the time!
The “gnomon” is made from cardboard or plywood or any other suitable material. We made it from stiff plastic. Any colour is OK.