My Shadow is Following Me
A girl asks questions about her shadow and learns about the movements of the sun and the earth and their places in the solar system.
• Students will be able to describe how a shadow is created.
Students will know that the sun is at the center of the Solar System.
Students will be able to explain how a shadow changes during a day in the northern hemisphere.
Everyday Kayla walks to school with her mother. One day while walking to school Kayla noticed her shadow on the ground. Kayla asked her mother why her shadow followed her everywhere she went. Kayla?s mother said, ?Your shadow is made because your body is blocking the light from the sun.? This was not enough for Kayla and she continued to wonder about her shadow.