Children become aware of shadows around them. They explore making shadows, indoors and outdoors.
Move the Object
Children continue to observe and also manipulate shadows. They move and turn objects, observing how the size and shape of the shadows change.
Move the Light
Indoors, children examine how a shadow changes when a flashlight is moved closer or farther away and when the angle of the light on the object shifts. Outdoors, children observe how shadows change over the course of a day as the position of the sun changes.