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Description:

This is a four-day lesson plan with related activities for grades K-2 on the topic of shadows. It is designed to demonstrate the relationship between light, heat, and shadows and to help young children build a conceptual base for future understanding of heat transfer and light energy. The lesson revolves around Bear Shadow by Frank Asch, a story about a bear that tries to escape a shadow that seems to be chasing him. Students will create scale model shadows of Bear's neighborhood, then apply their understanding to design shadows of 3D objects (including a globe). Included are printable student activity sheets and science content support for teachers. This is part of a larger collection of lessons, all of which are aligned with specific AAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

NSDL,elementary lesson plans,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20080304154725288T,Space Science,K-5 lesson plans,standards-based lessons,Classical Mechanics,First Law,Physics,Work and Energy,Thermo & Stat Mech,Heat Transfer,heat,Elementary School,Conservation of Energy,elementary physical science,shadows,solar energy,energy transformation,Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,Technology

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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