"SHADOWS IN MOTION" introduces shadow puppet theater as a creative way for students to interact with light, shadow, and materials. Student designers are challenged to create a theater with light-interrupting puppets that uses light and shadow to tell a story. Students are actively engaged with the literacy connections as they relate to the study of light, measurement of materials, testing of materials, and storytelling.
The download file includes the following printables:
• Kids STEAMvestigation Handout
• Educator's Background Notes
• Design Logbook Pages
• Literacy Connection "SHADOWS IN MOTION"
You supply Popsicle sticks, printouts for puppets, glue, art supplies like markers, and materials to make a theater: one each of the following:
• Large cardboard box (10x7x1.25 shirt-fit-box or larger)
• Piece of white cloth (12x12 inches minimum)
• Light source (lamp)
• Masking/duct tape
• Utility knife/scissors
Materials kits are available for this STEAMvestigation when ordered as part of the STEAMstart: Moon Shadows Unit. To introduce the full STEAMstart Unit including 5 subject-focused STEAMvestigations and a culminating Unit Challenge, order a STEAMstart: Moon Shadows Camp Kit.