This activity was developed by the staff of the MMSD Planetarium and Observatory. All are welcome to download, print, and copy this activity. Please also feel free to pass this activity on to other teachers, but only in its entirety. Permission for re-distribution can be obtained by contacting our office.


About the activity

This activity expands on a basic understanding of shadows. Students in the first grade become familiar with the relationship between a light source and the shadow created by an object as a tool for exploring the motion of objects in the current sky.

Obtaining a copy of this activity

Follow the Sun PDF (Version 2.1, 30K)

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