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Replica Roman Sundial

Can you answer the questions below by spinning this image and using the extra pictures?

Extra information and pictures

sundial from our Roman artefacts for primaries topic box

Questions

1. Why didn’t Romans use watches instead of Sundials?

 

2. How does it work?

 

3. How do you think it would affect your life if you didn’t have an accurate way to tell the time?  

Answers down here - no peeking until you're ready!

1. Why didn’t Romans use watches instead of Sundials?

ANSWER: They weren’t invented.

2. How does it work?

ANSWER: By putting the pin in the month and looking where the shadow falls.

3. How do you think it would affect your life if you didn’t have an accurate way to tell the time?

 

ANSWER: This one is up to you but we think it would have been very difficult. Imagine arriving at school as soon as the sun came up because you didn’t have a watch!

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