Outdoor Science Experiments: Keeping Time without Modern Technology

Take a trip back in time and tell the hour with a DIY sundial. While this ancient technology is nowhere near as precise as today’s wrist watches or cell phones, it was considered rather advanced, with different versions able to tell everything from the hours left in a day to how many days remained before the all-important Summer and Winter Solstice.


Looking to explore the meaning and science of the Summer Solstice with your learners? Read The Traditions of Summer: The Science Behind the Summer Solstice for more on ancient and modern traditions inspired by the longest day of the year!

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