Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

Compressed Zip File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

29 MB|35 pages, 5 audio files, 6 Word™ documents, and a PowerPoint™ presentation with 19 slides
Product Description
Are you teaching light or shadows so that students understand day and night? This product could be just what you need!

  ✓ Use 18 copyright free images in a PowerPoint™ presentation* to introduce shadows.

  ✓ Observe shadows both outside and inside.

  ✓ Model day and night with a flashlight and a globe.

  ✓ Read a short teacher background for an introduction to shadows.

  ✓ Students read a short text about shadows. I've included three versions in English and two versions in Spanish so you can choose the reading level that best fits each student. Choose color images or blackline images for students to color.

  ✓ Do you have students who struggle with reading? I've had the student texts recorded in FIVE AUDIO FILES for student who benefit from hearing the information.

  ✓ Choose from FOUR different assessments: quick, pencil-and-paper, struggling student, and capable student. The quick assessment can be used as a formative assessment. The pencil-and-paper assessment doesn't require reading or writing skills.

  ✓ Extra activities, literature books, and nonfiction books are suggested on a WEB PAGE created just for this product!

Teaching duration? Depends on the length of time you have for teaching science. I would suggest four or five class sessions.

This product could be used in a unit to meet NGSS standard 5-ESS1-2♦ or MS-ESS1-1♦

Need other astronomy products? Check out eclipses, inner planets, orbits, our solar system, outer planets, phases of the moon - older students, phases of the moon - younger students, shadows, and sundials. We even have a solar system BUNDLE and a phases of the Moon BUNDLE to save you money!

Thanks for visiting my Simply Science store. Please take a moment to leave a comment when you purchase a product.

– • – ♥ – • –
Differentiate for your math students with simple, fun games in our Simply Math store.
– • – ♥ – ♥ – ♥ – • –
Click on the ★ next to our store to follow me and find out about new products.
– • – • – ♥ – ♥ – ♥ – • – • –
Visit my blog to find resources for new teachers and "I'd like to teach more science" teachers!

The drawn illustrations in this product were created by: The Educational Graphics Group.

* Copyright free or Creative Commons Share Alike - Use as you like, just don't sell the images!!

◊ 5-ESS1-2 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.

♦ MS-ESS1-1 Develop and use a model of the Earth-sun-moon system to describe the cyclic patterns of lunar phases, eclipses of the sun and moon, and seasons.
Total Pages
35 pages, 5 audio files, 6 Word™ documents, and a PowerPoint™ presentation with 19 slides
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this Resource
Digital Download
More products from Simply Science
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Product Thumbnail
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up