What exactly can a SunSpotter do?

Perhaps a better question is: What can we do with a SunSpotter?  In a little experiment of my own today, the SunSpotter (a Sun Telescope) was brought out during Grade 5 Garden class today.  After wondering how it works, then making the sun appear on the white paper that was positioned beneath the mirrors that focused its light, more questions arose.  Its moving!  Is it (the Sun) moving?  Spontaneous counting and calculating ensued, with students wanting to know how to make sense of even more than just this tool.  See for yourself (video courtesy of Grade 5 students):

 

This is only the beginning…

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