September 26

Shadow Tracking

Hello. We would like to tell you something about what we did in science this week for our Edublogs challenge. We’re also hoping you can answer a few questions for us.  This week we learned that the Sun always rises in the east and sets in the west no matter where you are on Earth. Is that really true? Does the Sun rise in the east and set in the west where you live?

Also, we tracked our shadows throughout the day. We went outside on a sunny day. We traced around our shadows with chalk on the blacktop (playground) in the early morning around 8:30 a.m., then again at 11:45 a.m, and finally at 2:05 p.m. We wanted to find out if our shadows moved and changed size and shape. We discovered that they did. In the morning our shadows were tall and skinny, and the later morning and middle of the day they were short and fat. We were wondering if you’d get the same results too if you did this experiment where you live? It is fall (or autumn) here. Does the season affect the size and shape of shadows too?

We look forward to hearing from you.