Exploring Light and Shadow

Child making shadows
Child making shadows
Child making shadows
Child making shadows
Child making shadows

Children experiment with light and shadow using opaque, translucent, and transparent objects to create specific kinds of shadows. Ultimately, this grows into engineering shadow puppet presentations.

Workshop format:  face-to-face

Length of workshop:  3 hours

Number of participants:  limited to 24

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Part One:  In this session, participants will be introduced to a high interest STEM experience that will provide young children with opportunities to engineer light and shadow using materials that are inexpensive and easy to find. Recent research on the importance of early experiences and the development of executive function skills will be woven into the discussion. Participants will be asked to gather materials easily found in classrooms and homes to be prepared to engage in active participation in this virtual professional learning.

Workshop format:  virtual

Length of workshop:  1.5 hours

Number of participants:  unlimited

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Part Two:  In this session, participants will explore materials that engage young children in an academically rigorous STEM experience – Light & Shadow. Using materials gathered from their homes and/or classrooms, participants will learn how young children can use these materials to investigate light and shadow. Discussion will address how these experiences can meet standards in literacy, math, science, and approaches to learning.

Workshop format:  virtual

Length of workshop:  1.5 hours

Number of participants:  unlimited

To view the experience sheet for this workshop, please click here.