Simple investigation. Simple materials. I've adapted one of my favorite investigations so that families and students can be successful completing investigations OUT of school.
Topic: Shadows, Day and Night
Activity: Build a structure and track the change to its shadow throughout the day.
Day 1: Build a structure and place it outside. Trace its shadow throughout the day and collect data.
Day 2: Graph and analyze data. Draw conclusions.
Day 3: Choice Activity
• Sidewalk chalk OR large piece of paper and pencil
• Centimeter tape measure or ruler
• Loose parts (Legos, blocks, rocks, etc.)
• Data recording page (can be printed or drawn)
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