Thursday, March 18, 2010

Shadows!

Here are photos of the finished product!
Group shot...
Can you guess what his shadow is? A giraffe!

I love this one...
This is my favorite. Mr. President is all ego and his neighbor is about to eat him!

3 comments:

Amy said...

what a wonderful display! could you tell us a bit more about how you did this?

splatypus said...

Sure. It all began with the idea of a shadow. I have a SmartBoard so I cut out big pieces of black bulletin board paper and taped them, white side out, onto the Smart Board. I turned on the projector and asked the kids to stand however they would like. Then I traced the shadow, cut them out, and taped them on the wall. Actually my assistant cut them all out and taped most of them up - bless her. If I didn't already have the projector and SmartBoard I would have borrowed the projector and just would have shined it on a blank wall.

The kids learned what I hoped they would -- to make a shadow you need a light source and something to block that light.

Anonymous said...

How did you get them to stand still enough to get a decent shadow? We tried it this year, but the kids couldn't figure out how to position their bodies and we ended up with lots of lumpy, misshapen heads!