Are you teaching light
so that students understand day and night? This product could be just what you need!
✓ Use several images
and 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
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
, our solar system
, outer planets
, phases of the moon - older students
, phases of the moon - younger students
, and sundials
. We even have a solar system BUNDLE
and a phases of the Moon BUNDLE
to save you money!
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◊ 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.