Instructional Video

Following the Sun

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Find out why your shadow looks different at various times of the day with a short earth science video. Young scientists learn about what a shadow is, why it grows longer or shorter over the course of a day, and why it points in different directions at different times.


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Instructional Ideas
  • Keep a shadow journal throughout the day for a stationary object, with each class observing where the shadow for the object is falling during their class period or at different times during the school day
Classroom Considerations
  • Begins with a short advertisement
  • The video is part of a series about the earth's rotation
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Models strong observation and note-taking skills
  • Host is engaging and entertaining
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