Shadows

Today we learnt about shadows. We took photos of our shadows in the morning and in the afternoon. We traced around the shadows to mark where they were. To make a shadow, you need a source of light (the sun).

In the morning, my shadow was in front of me. This is because of the sun’s position. In the afternoon, I had no shadow. This is because the sun is hiding behind the clouds. Everything that had a shadow before had no shadow now.

I noticed that the shadows change because of the Sun’s position. The Sun makes the shadows because of the light. I learned all of this information today when we worked on shadows. These are some of the photos of my shadows.

This is my shadow in the morning.

This is my shadow in the morning.

Morning shadow

Morning shadow

This is my afternoon shadow (none)

This is my afternoon shadow (none)

Have you ever played shadow tiggy?

Shadow tiggy is when you play tiggy but instead of tagging people on their body you tag their shadow. It’s a really fun game to play with your friends!

 

 

 

 

Lunar System


Today we Learnt about Eratosthenes and the Lunar System.

We drew a picture of what we think the shapes and sizes of the Earth, Moon and Sun are. I used to think that the movement of the Lunar System looked like this…

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Now I think the Lunar system moves like this. I think the Moon circles the Earth while the Earth circles the Sun. I’m not sure if this is true or not but I am excited to find out!!

How do you think the Lunar system moves and why?