Light and shadows: casting shadows

Learning Material  |  Interactive Lesson

Look at how a tree makes a shadow during a sunny day. Notice that objects always casts shadows that face away from the Sun. Examine how the shape and position of a shadow is related to the time of day and position of the Sun. Explore the shadows cast by different objects such as a bike, an umbrella and a child. Position the Sun to cast shadows at different angles and sizes. This learning object is the first in a series of two learning objects.

Students recognize that shadows are formed when objects block light.
Students relate changes in shadows to the position of the Sun (or other light source).

Curriculum Information

K to 12
Grade 4
Earth and Space
Learners, Students

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