Testing out our flashlights
Making shadows bigger and smaller
“So Elyse, do you see that my bathroom is dark? If I turn this light on, it’s a little bit [more] light, and you can see something. It’s almost like a shadow. The further you get, the bigger it is.” - Giacomo [moving away from wall, but closer to the light source]
“So, the closer to you get, the smaller it is. The more backwards you go, the bigger it gets. It’s humongous.” - Giacomo
“Humungous.” - Saul
“The closer my shadow gets, the smaller it is.The more backwards I go, it’s bigger.” - Giacomo
When you get further away from the light, your shadow gets bigger?
“It doesn’t just absorb my shadow, it can also absorb other shadows.” - Giacomo [holding tissue]
We each used our own objects to test out how movement changes the size of the shadow.
Revisiting Mary Poppins
We revisited a book that we read quite a bit in the fall. This Mary Poppins book is full of beautiful silhouettes that are part of the illustrations/artwork of the book. This time, we used a flashlight to really emphasize the shadows that they make as you turn the pages.