Students in Mrs. Budd's 6th grade classes spent a very windy day learning
how to determine compass directions and measure the altitude of the Sun
using the Sun's position in the sky and a pencil or pen as a shadow stick.
They also had a look at the Sun through a solar-filtered (Hydrogen-alpha) telescope
and saw some large flares and two sunspots.
Click on the picture to see the students at work.
1st grade students discover that their shadows move,
and that their shadow points toward the opposite direction from the Sun. See the
link on the FAQ page please.
Click here to see shadow pictures from around the globe.