The Sun and our Shadows

Today the children drew and measured their shadows lengths outside at numerous times throughout the day. We explored how our shadows changed in shape, size, and direction over the course of the day, and related this to our previous observations of the Sun’s motion across the sky. We also discovered that long ago, people used this observation to create systems to accurately measure time. 

We found that the length of our shadows was dependent on whether the sun was higher/lower in the sky because the Earth is tilting nearer/further away from the sun.

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