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Sundials.

notebook March07,2017

Sundials
The History of Time

Directions:

Watch this video about sundials

Write down all your 5 things that you learned or thought were
StandardsInvolvedinthisLesson
interesting
MGSE912.G.CO.12Makeformalgeometricconstructionswithavarietyoftoolsandmethods(compassandstraightedge,string,reflectivedevices,
paperfolding,dynamicgeometricsoftware,etc.).Copyingasegmentcopyingananglebisectingasegmentbisectinganangleconstructing
perpendicularlines,includingtheperpendicularbisectorofalinesegmentandconstructingalineparalleltoagivenlinethroughapointnotonthe
line.
MGSE912.F.TF.7Useinversefunctionstosolvetrigonometricequationsthatariseinmodelingcontextsevaluatethesolutionsusingtechnology,
andinterpretthemintermsofthecontext.

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Directions: Label the parts of the Sundial. Drag the text


boxes with the vocabular word to the corresponding box
label on the picture.

Once you get done, or are stuck,

Click the question mark to check

N
W
WordBox
Gnomon Castshadow
DialPlate SourceofLight
E
S
HourLines

Directions: Read the page and play around with the interactive sundial.

What do you notice about the direction of the shadow? Bonus question: What time is it on the sundial?

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Activity: Build a Sundial

Here is what it should look like in the end

cloudyday CalibrateyoursundialfortheLatitudeofKennesawUniversity34.04N
Usetheequationinthetoprightcornertodrawtheourlinesonyourdialplate.besureto
remembertheanglethatyouwillgetwillbetheanglefromnoonanditwillbesymmetricfor
hourpairssuchas11and1or3and9.

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Sundials.notebook March07,2017

Application:
Use your sundial to answer the following questions.
Then take a picture of each time you record.
JulietarrangedtomeetFriarLawrenceinsecretat5intheafternoontoget
marriedtoRomeo.Shemustleaveherhouseat4:30toallowtimeto
sneakoutandwalktothemonastery.Julietmeasurestheanglethesundial
intheCapuletfamilycourtyardisat.IfJulietreadstheshadowat20
degreespastnoon,
1.)Whattimeisitandhowmuchlongerdoesshehavetillsheleavesforherwedding?
2:05pm,2hours25min

2.)Andatwhatangleoftheshadowshouldsheleave?
55

3.)Compareyouranswerusingthesundialtowhenyouusetheequationtofindthetimeandangle?Arethey
similarordifferent?Whatmaybesomereasonsforthis? tan=sintan(HA)

53.50,2.20hoursor2:12pm.Theyareclose,buttheequationismoreexactthenlookingatthesundialandestimating.

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