In this hands-on activity designed for younger visitors and their families, participants move a flashlight around an object to make and experiment with shadows. Connect the activity to a storybook about a little bear exploring his shadow!
Provides extensive background information, facilitation outline, materials shopping list, extended supporting media suggestions, correlations to national standards, and more.
|Hints for uses in your library||Include this activity during your Storytimes for younger audiences by reading the book Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch|
SEAL: Solar Eclipse Activities for Libraries
NASA Space Place: What is a Solar Eclipse?
NASA Solar System Exploration: Eclipses
2023 Annular Eclipse Simulator
2024 Total Eclipse Simulator
American Astronomical Society: Safe Eclipse Viewing
|Originating Source||National Informal STEM Education Network|
[Suggest a book]
Moonbear's Shadow by Frank Asch
Astronomy Activity Book for Kids by Aurora Lipper
Me and My Place in Space by Joan Sweeney and Christine Gore
Looking Up! The Science of Stargazing by Joe Rao and Mark Borgions
The Moon Book by Gail Gibbons
CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington