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Shadow Clock: How do shadows change at different times of day?

1. Click on the Sun using the move tool to select it. Then click and drag the rotate ↪️ icon to rotate the Sun and the resulting shadow. If you accidentally move the Sun (instead of rotating), click undo undo. There is a video to help you on page one. 2. Once you have gotten used to how to move the Sun and the resulting shadow, click on the mic and record your observations about the direction and length of the shadow at different times of day. 3. Listen back to your recording to check you are happy with it. 4. On page 2, create your own shadow clock in real life. Follow the instructions on the page. Record your observations using the mic or label tools. 5. When you have checked all your work, click on the check

5th Grade, 7th Grade, 6th Grade, Science, Home Learning
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This activity is adapted from a model making worksheet to make a 'shadow clock'. It is designed for use by KS2 pupils in the UK studying Space. If it is a sunny day in the playground/carpark you can use chalk to draw around a netball post or a similar object. If in school and able to do paired work, pupils can trace around their feet and then stand in the same place every hour/two hours while another child traces their shadow. For home learning this partner work may not be possible and page two takes this into consideration. The original worksheet is taken from: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Teksus-Its-Organic . The worksheet is a free resource on TpT (it has been free since at least 2015 when I first started using it and is still free now, August 2020).