FREE Family Science Distance Learning: Shadow Investigation

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
4 pages


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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Total Pages
4 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky. Examples of patterns could include the position and motion of Earth with respect to the sun and selected stars that are visible only in particular months. Assessment does not include causes of seasons.


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