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The shadow knows

Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time. Make a sun clock using only a sunny day, a pencil, and a diagram from the website.
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Before there were clocks, people used shadows to tell time. Make a sun clock using only a sunny day, a pencil, and a diagram from the website.



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