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This is a four-day lesson plan with related activities for grades K-2 on the topic of shadows.  It is designed to demonstrate the relationship between light, heat, and shadows and to help young children build a conceptual base for future understanding of heat transfer and light energy.  The lesson revolves around Bear Shadow by Frank Asch, a story about a bear that tries to escape a shadow that seems to be chasing him. Students will create scale model shadows of Bear's neighborhood, then apply their understanding to design shadows of 3D objects (including a globe). Included are printable student activity sheets and science content support for teachers.  This is part of a larger collection of lessons, all of which are aligned with specific AAAS Benchmarks for Scientific Literacy.
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Classical Mechanics
- Work and Energy
= Conservation of Energy
Thermo & Stat Mech
- First Law
= Heat Transfer
- Elementary School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Curriculum support
= Lesson/Lesson Plan
= Unit of Instruction
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K-5 lesson plans, elementary lesson plans, elementary physical science, energy transformation, heat, shadows, solar energy, standards-based lessons
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Metadata instance created February 20, 2008 by Caroline Hall
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NSES Content Standards

Con.B: Physical Science
  • K-4: Light, Heat, Electricity, Magnetism

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Topic: Conservation of Energy
Unit Title: Teaching Energy in the Elementary Grades

This 4-day unit for grades K-2 uses engaging activities to show the relationship between light, heat, and shadows, helping young children build a conceptual base to understand light energy.  Included are printable student activity sheets and science content support for teachers.

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(American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 1998), WWW Document, (http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cooler-in-the-shadows/).
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Science NetLinks: Cooler in the Shadows (American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, 1998), <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cooler-in-the-shadows/>.
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Science NetLinks: Cooler in the Shadows. (2008, January 31). Retrieved July 28, 2014, from American Association for the Advancement of Science: http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cooler-in-the-shadows/
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American Association for the Advancement of Science. Science NetLinks: Cooler in the Shadows. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, January 31, 2008. http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cooler-in-the-shadows/ (accessed 28 July 2014).
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Science NetLinks: Cooler in the Shadows. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1998. 31 Jan. 2008. 28 July 2014 <http://sciencenetlinks.com/lessons/cooler-in-the-shadows/>.
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