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 Author: Samantha Maynor System: Madison County School: Madison County Board Of Education And Author: Courtney Hamilton System: Madison County School: Madison County Board Of Education The event this resource created for: NASA
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 34216 Title: Can you catch your shadow? Overview/Annotation: This is an interdisciplinary lesson about shadows and light where we track the motion of the sun across the sky. It involves components of sunrise, sunset, involving Mathematics, Science, and English Language Arts. This lesson will involve NASA resources, hands- on inquiry, and observational data.This lesson was created as part of the 2016 NASA STEM Standards of Practice Project, a collaboration between the Alabama State Department of Education and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 1 2 ) Construct explanations from observations that objects can be seen only when light is available to illuminate them (e.g., moon being illuminated by the sun, colors and patterns in a kaleidoscope being illuminated when held toward a light). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.1.2- Recognize that light illuminates objects so they can be seen. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 1 8 ) Observe, describe, and predict patterns of the sun, moon, and stars as they appear in the sky (e.g., sun and moon appearing to rise in one part of the sky, move across the sky, and set; stars other than our sun being visible at night, but not during the day). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.1.8- Identify major celestial objects (e.g., moon, sun, other stars) and when they can be seen in the sky. Science SC2015 (2015) Grade: 1 9 ) Observe seasonal patterns of sunrise and sunset to describe the relationship between the number of hours of daylight and the time of year (e.g., more hours of daylight during summer as compared to winter). Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: SCI.AAS.1.9- Identify the four seasons of the year in Alabama using common representations.

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to investigate shadows and conduct an experiment where they measure and document their observations.