Students learned about shadows on Groundhog Day earlier this month as part of a lights lesson in REACH Coordinator Christie Wylie’s class. To build upon prior knowledge from science explorations, students used flashlights to conduct shadow experiments on toy animals. Students shone the light from different angles to determine whether they could see the animal’s shadow.
While meteorologists have fun using Groundhog Day as a mythical way to predict the weather for the next six weeks, teachers enjoy using the day as part of lesson plans for science explorations.
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