We had so much fun in science today! We went outside to observe our shadows at 3 different times throughout the day. Students worked in pairs and traced their shadows using sidewalk chalk. Each shadow was labeled with their names and the time of day. After each observation, students recorded in their science notebooks what they noticed. We discussed what is needed to have a shadow, the difference in size of our shadows, and the orientation of the shadows. We concluded that the orientation and shape of outdoor shadows change because the position of the sun changes continuously due to the earth moving.  Below is a picture of one of our outlines. Be sure to check the “photo’s” tab to view more pictures from this great activity!



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