Lesson plan

Shadows from the sun

Summary
An outdoor lesson, exploring what shadows are and how they are formed. Make a sundial and look at sunspots.
Science content
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Earth/Space: Sun, Moon, Solar System, Universe (1, 4, 6)
Materials
      a clear day with uninterrupted sun
    • materials listed in the activities
Procedure

First set up the sundial activity, then return to it every half hour.

Do the other activities in turn.

Grades taught
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching Site
Gordon Elementary Science Club