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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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Place the stick in the south window at noon with the scale from 1 inch to 12 inches in a south to north line. The post will cast a shadow along the edge of the stick, the length of the shadow is read in inches and fourths.
Tip the sun stick up on one edge, the shadow post form­ing a support to keep it steady with the 12-inch end toward the
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south. The pin will then cast a shadow across the quarter circle, so that the angle may be read in degrees.
These readings may be taken regularly and recorded, and comparisons made of what the boy sees at different seasons of the year.
In Chapter Two of Alice Moore Earle's book, "Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday," the boy will find some interesting reading along these lines.
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