Shadow Science


Have each child make a paper or cardboard groundhog stick puppet with a Popsicle stick. First thing in the morning, carefully stick the stick into the ground so that the groundhog is standing up. Then measure the shadows at 1 hour intervals throughout the day. Chart shadow lengths. Then at the end of the day, discuss why the lengths and directions of shadows varied.


Shadows:

Measure children’s shadows standing in the same place at different times of day.


 

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.