To begin our light unit, we focused on shadows today. After observing lots of different types of shadows on our nature walk, I asked the kids what all of the shadows had in common-- 'they're all pointing the same way' was the answer we worked together to find. So-- we decided to track our OWN shadows on the driveway throughout the day and see what happened.
They MOVED! We put our feet on the x's every time, but our shadows moved. Justin was amazed by the movement. Alex chalked it up to the Earth's rotation. Go figure ;-P