Watch and Discuss: Outdoor Shadows

Discover different outdoor shadows.

Materials

  • Outdoor Shadows (video) 

Key Science Concepts

  • A shadow is created by an object blocking the light.
  • You can make shadows with your body and other objects.
  • Shadows appear differently when they fall on different surfaces.

Directions

Before you watch: Tell children that you are going to watch a video of children exploring shadows outside, just like they have been doing.

After you watch: Ask,

  • Do any of the shadows that the children in the video saw remind you of shadows you’ve seen? What did they remind you of?
  • Did the children’s shadows always look the same? Where did they look different? Can you describe why you think their shadows looked different?