Early Science  /   Shadows
Making Shadows

Children become aware of shadows around them. They explore making shadows, indoors and outdoors.

Changing Shadows:
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.

Changing Shadows:
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.

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