Monday, January 21, 2013

Fun with Shadows!

Who doesn't love shadows!

I remember as a kid playing with my shadow. And who can forget Peter Pan! Why, he even lost his shadow and ended up having Wendy sew it back on! For the next few posts, I am going to share some of my favorite science activities and experiments to do with shadows. 

To start off, tell your children they have to help out Punxsutawney Phil Sowerby. He is the groundhog who lives up in Punxsutawney, PA. Each year, the members of the town disturb his winter slumber to have him predict the ending of winter. Poor Phil! Here is a copy of the letter: 

After reading the letter, create a Need to Know Board-here is what it looks like:

After you have the children fill out the need to know board, take them outside and have them do a fun race with their shadow. Check out the free download here.

Have fun this week with Shadows! Go Science!


  1. Thanks Charity! Gotta get used to this whole blog thing. But had fun with the post I did this morning! Nothing better to blog about than playing with snow!


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