This week at the McSpedden Library, our 4th graders will be experiencing the Engage & Explore portion of their 5E Science lesson on Shadows in stations in the library!
This is really exciting for me as these are going to be some super fun stations for learning and discovery!
Each station will have some reading, some experimenting, and some recording of learning to go with it.
Station 1: Shadow Box Theater
At this station, students will engage in learning about shadows by using a shadow box and some stick puppets to explore using shadow and light! Students will read about and learn about opaque objects versus transparent objects at this station as well with the book Light and Dark.
Station 2: What are Shadows?
At this station, students will engage in learning about shadows by reading the World Book Online article about shadows: Click Here for the World Book Online Article. Students will also read from the book National Geographic: All About Light.
Station 3: Shadow Hand Puppets
At this station, students will engage in learning about shadows by using the projector and a white slide to see how shadows change as they move an object closer and further from the light. They will also use the iPad to watch a short video about how to create amazing hand puppets!
How to Make Cool Shadow Hand Puppets
At this station, students will explore by learning about shadows using a lamp, an object to cast a shadow, and a meter stick and yard stick. Students will record data about certain positions of the light and object and how it affects the size of the shadow.
Station 5: Amazing Shadows
At this station, students will engage in learning about shadows by watching a short video of a shadow time lapse! Then students will read from Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Night and Day about shadows and Times of Day.
Station 6: Sundials
At this station, students will explore how shadows are used for sundials. Students will read the World Book Discover online article about sundials first. Then they watch a short video of a time lapse for a sundial and a video about the history of sundials.
Sundial Time Lapse Video
Pictures of the Kids at the Stations