Light and shadow
As the children seek out "shadow searching" and explore both their own shadows and the shadows of different objects, they should...
- discover that the creation of shadows always requires light and light-blocking objects or people
- discover the causes of a shadow changing its length or direction
- become more familiar with relationships of directions, shapes, proportions, and distortions, and develop the ability to
- be encouraged in their creativity, relate scientific findings to art and create their own paper-cut portraits.
The teacher introduces the main theme "light and shadow" by means of an impulse (lunar eclipse), makes assumptions and transfers to scientific research questions and inquiries.
She the gives instructions for carrying out the wards and discusses the procedure with the children. The children work consecutively at the various wards, making guesses, reviewing them and documenting theirresults in the research booklet (sometimes using additional worksheets). At the end there will be a joint reflection in which the initial problem (lunar eclipse) will be taken up again and put into relation with the findings of the children.