This lesson was developed as part of a requirement for EDTEC 570, Advanced Teaching with Technology, at San Diego State University. It incorporates a lesson from a FOSS (Full Option Science System) unit called Sun, Moon, and Stars.
In the FOSS unit's "Shadow Tracking" investigation, students explore shadows and relate the change in their shadow's position to the change in the Sun's position in the sky.
In "Global Shadow Tracking" students share the data from this investigation with other students around the world. The telecollaboration happens when students share data from partner schools at different latitudes, including some in the opposite (northern or southern) hemisphere. Measuring their shadows one morning a month over the course of the year will give them data to compare to what is happening in other places on Earth.
Last updated on July 1, 2009. Based on a template from EDTEC 570 at SDSU
© Christina Lahr, Diane Main, and Karen McKelvey