Topic: Telling Time and measuring Shadows.
Objective: Students will explore the size and position of their own shadow using any of the following: sunlight, night lamp or flash light to measure. And explore the length of shadow to estimate the time of the day.
Creating a hypothesis to test
Children can first create their own hypothesis by making a prediction in how they think the length of their shadows will change throughout the day.
Help your child to record and explain their results by answering the following questions.
- What time of day is the sun highest in the sky?
- What time of day are shadows the longest?
- What causes a shadow?
- What else could affect the length of the shadows?
The worksheet contains the following:
Days of the week
Draw clocks to show why the lengths of the shadows change at different times of the day.
Materials : A sunny day, an outdoor area or inside the house using flashlight or night lamp, yarn, clock ,worksheet, crayon and pencil.
Activity: Please see worksheet sent home for the week.
Have a lovely week