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January 23, 2014
Measuring Shadows

On a sunny day, go outside with your child and find something stationary that is casting a shadow, such as a stop sign or a tree. Measure the shadow with your child, either with a long piece of string or by walking along it and counting how many “feet” it is (you don’t need to be super precise!). Now, wait an hour or two, and try measuring it again to see if there’s any difference! Explain that the position of the sun affects the size (and shape) of the shadow.


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