Shadow Science - DuPage Children's Museum

Shadow Science

Shine a light on your creative talents (literally) and trace the Earth’s movement via shadows. Engage in small and large-scale art+science activities that highlight the constant motion of our solar system and make the connection between light, movement, and shadows.


Student Activity:

Make beautiful art based on the sun’s movement through the sky. Tracing how shadows change from minute to minute, hour to hour, and day to day is a way of observing and collecting data. Students will turn that data into art by using creative colors and shapes to make shadows.


NGSS Connections:

Science and Engineering Practices (SEP): Developing and using Models

Disciplinary Core Idea (DCI): ESS1.B: Earth and the Solar System

Cross Cutting Concept (CCC): Cause and Effect


Materials per student:

  • Flashlight
  • Pencil
  • Paper


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