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Knowing North: Understanding the Relationship Between Time and the Sun Activity

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This activity provides instructions for telling which way is North on a sunny day using only a watch.If we can use our location and the sun to tell us about time, can we use time and the sun to tell us about our location? In this easy experiment, you'll see how the place of the sun in the sky is related to where we are on the earth.

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