How Accurate is Using a Sundial Compared to an Atomic Clock?
Grade Level: 5th - 6th; Type: Physical Science
In this experiment, students will discover whether a sundial is as accurate as an atomic clock when telling time. We are only going to test hours, since sundials are designed only to show hourly changes in a day. It is obvious that an atomic clock is more precise.
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