How can a hand puppet's shadow look like a dog? The lesson explains the science behind shadows, combining paint colors and the colors used in old televisions. Scholars use white, red, blue, and green lights to experiment with colors and shadows. 

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CCSS: Adaptable

Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate optical illusions using color
  • Bring in a 3-D book with glasses and discuss the colors in the glasses and on the paper needed to achieve the desired effect
Classroom Considerations

  • Review safety with hot bulbs
  • Pupils complete homework after the exercise, but it does not include a reading passage
  • The eighth and final lesson in the series
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  • Includes four extension ideas 

  • Does not provide an answer key 
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