In order for the first graders to make their very best Groundhog Day prediction we decided to investigate what would cause the groundhog to see or not see his shadow. We learned all about light and shadow, opaque, translucent, and transparent objects and other factors that might influence our prediction. First graders found that depending on where the sun and where the groundhog’s hole was the shadow being cast could be effected. Students also gathered knowledge on how the weather that special day could also effect the outcome. After a series of test the first graders were ready with all of their new found knowledge to make their individual predictions. We can’t wait to see if we are right!
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