Sun and Shadows

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Why do shadows look different in the summer than in the winter? What causes day and night? How can a sundial be used to tell time? Answer these questions and more through two engaging lessons about light and shadows. Fourth and fifth graders investigate, write, and build a sundial in their pursuit to learn about some of the sun's effects on the earth. 

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  • Includes cross-curricular math, writing, and science concepts
  • Directions are clear and easy to follow for both teacher and learners
  • Sundial activity requires a sunny day, which may be difficult in some regions at certain times of the year