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Lesson Plan

Shadows from the sun

An outdoor lesson, exploring what shadows are and how they are formed. Make a sundial and look at sunspots.
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Earth/Space: Sun, Moon, Solar System, Universe (1, 4, 6)
      a clear day with uninterrupted sun
    • materials listed in the activities
Activities in this lesson plan: 

First set up the sundial activity, then return to it every half hour.

Do the other activities in turn.

Grades taught: 
Gr 2
Gr 3
Teaching Site: 
Gordon Elementary Science Club