Shadow Detectives: A Great Experiment for Groundhog Day

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Katie Mense
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
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A fun science activity mixed in with a super cute craft! What more can you ask for?? It was educational, engaging and FUN. Thank you!
Oh my gosh! Such a great idea and it was loved by all of my kindergarten students. Will be using this again next year. Thank you


This activity is the PERFECT hands-on, activity for Groundhog Day. It provides a fun, hands-on opportunity for discovery learning. This is a lesson that your students will LOVE and one that they will never forget!! That's the BEST kind of learning!!!

This packet includes:
~A Detective Hat Template
~A repsonse sheet for the activity
~Shadow Detective Badges
~templates to make your groundhog puppets

This experiment involves making predictions about what kind of day is needed to make a shadow.

Students will then use their groundhog puppets in a dark room to see if they can find a shadow for him.

Next, the teacher will pass out flashlights. Can you find a shadow now??

Students are encouraged to explore the light. What happens when the light moves farther away from the groundhog? Closer? What happens when someone stands between the light and the groundhog?

All discoveries can be recorded on the provided response sheet!


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