COURSE:  SUNDIALS basic course (17mb)
uses cubicAlmanac.
xls

complete basic course  

day 1
lesson 1        the universe and how the stars revolve
lesson 2        the solar system and how the Earth and
sun interact            
lesson 3        the planet Earth and its tilted axis and the
seasons, solar declination
lesson 4        the evolution of the sundial

day 2              field trip

day 3
lesson 5        the equation of time or EOT, orbits and
the tilted axis  
lesson 6        methods of finding north
lesson 7        geometry and math for sundials
lesson 8        general interest about sundials

day 4
lesson 9        the basic hour angle dials, equatorial,
armillary, and case study
lesson 10      polar dials, and case study
lesson 11      meridian dials are like polar dials in many ways

day 5
lesson 12      the horizontal dial

day 6
lesson 13      the vertical true south/north dial
lesson 19      cube dials

day 7
lesson 28      buying dials, and then making them work
correctly
lesson 30      available software

day 8              field trip  

Course book: Illustrating Time's Shadow preferred
Cubic Shadows next best choice (free)
Simple Shadows absolute minimum (free)

Course Material:
Software on www.illustratingshadows.com
cubicShadows.
xls  
Paper cutouts that work, Popup dial paper cutout

Courseware:  
basic course Powerpoint

Notes: A lesson may be shorter than or longer than one
classroom period.

The Socratic method is used as a default, the guided discussion
is the next level down, and the lecture method is rarely used.

day 1
a review of the basic and incliner and v-dec course

day 2
lesson 20     altitude dials          

day 3
lesson 21     azimuth dials

day 4
lesson 22     calendar or declination curves

day 5
lesson 22     Italian and other lines

day 6
lesson 22     analemma figures

day 7           field trip  

Course book: Illustrating Time's Shadow preferred
Cubic Shadows next best choice (free)
Simple Shadows absolute minimum (free)

Course Material:
Software on www.illustratingshadows.com

Courseware:  calendar, Italian, and analemma  course Powerpoints

Notes:
A lesson may be shorter than or longer than one classroom period.

The Socratic method is used as a default, the guided discussion is the
next level down, and the lecture method is rarely used.
COURSE:  SUNDIALS incliners and v-decs - 2009

day 1
a review of the basic course

day 2
lesson 15     reclining dials          

day 3
lesson 16     vertical dials that decline  

day 4
lesson 17     vertical great decliners

day 5           field trip  

Course book: Illustrating Time's Shadow preferred
Cubic Shadows next best choice (free)
Simple Shadows absolute minimum (free)

Course Material:
Software on www.illustratingshadows.com

Courseware:  incliners and v-dec course Powerpoints

Notes:   A lesson may be shorter than or longer than one classroom
period.

The Socratic method is used as a default, the guided discussion is the
next level down, and the lecture method is rarely used.
COLLECTION OF COURSEWARE MATERIALS is here (tables, charts, 3d and other vrml objects)
COURSE: abbreviated course #41

MATERIAL:

OPTIONAL
abbreviated course PPT (12mb) in ZIP

REQUIRED (Course book & spreadsheets)    This
ZIP file  (simpleShadows.zip)         or,      simpleShadows.xls  

and

SIMPLE SHADOWS pdf book   

handouts

hDial based on EQU graph pdf page   
alt and azi comparison pdf page         
the sun, earth, and Durer pdf page    

INSTRUCTOR: Simon Wheaton-Smith                                    SHEPHERD:     Doug Dexter

DATES:   WNMU WILL Spring  2010                                        Tuesdays Apr 6 to May 4, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
board room, 2ND FLOOR, Global Resource Center

day 1              April 6
lesson 1        the universe and how the stars revolve
lesson 2        the solar system and how the Earth and
sun interact            
lesson 3        the planet Earth and its tilted axis and the
seasons, solar declination
lesson 4        the evolution of the sundial

day 2              APRIL 13
lesson 5        the equation of time or EOT, orbits and
the tilted axis  
lesson 6        methods of finding north
lesson 7        geometry and math for sundials
lesson 8        general interest about sundials

day 3             APRIL 20
lesson 9        the basic hour angle dials, equatorial,
armillary, and case study

day 4             APRIL 27
lesson 12      the horizontal dial
lesson 28      buying dials, and then making them work
correctly [optional]
lesson 30      available software [optional]
draft a dial using different methods and for different locations.
Longitude correction methods.

day 5               MAY 4  
      field trip


The Socratic method is used as a default, the guided discussion is the next level down, and the lecture method is rarely used.
Please download this ZIP file and extract it. Then  print  simpleShadows.pdf which is in it, and select the spreadsheet
cubicShadows for
Excel. It is in that same ZIP file. If you can't unzip, try the PDF and Excel links separately.
Sundial Course Material