In this lab, students will discover how shadows change throughout the day by modeling the apparent movement of the sun with a flashlight. Students will put the flashlight to model sunrise, noon, and sunset. For each time, they will trace the shadow of the animal figure. Through this process, students will discover that shadows are longer at sunrise and sunset, and shorter at noon. They will also discover that the shadow changes direction throughout the day.
Materials: animal toy, flashlight, white board, white board marker