If you like Star Wars, you’ve waited the whole year for this day (May 4th). And while Star Wars happened in a galaxy far, far away, we can still tie it to science. Today we’ll use science to bring your favorite characters from Star Wars to life. As always though, we need to learn a little more about the science and concept involved.
Why do I have a shadow?– Primary (K-2)
Why do we have shadows?– Intermediate (3-5)
Experiment Time: Star Wars Shadow Puppets
See, I told you that we’d use science to bring your favorite Star Wars characters to life 🙂 I’m sure that at some point you’ve made shadow puppets with your hands. That’s what we’re doing today, but we will be using cut-outs instead of our hands. You will need to print our the templates. The templates and activity are from Childhood 101 and can be found by clicking here. Materials: printed templates, scissors, tape, skewers/chopstick/straw, Exacto knife, flashlight (phone flash lights are perfect)
Poems are an important genre of literature. There are many kinds of poems. Some tell stories, while others share and express feelings. Poems tend to be descriptive and some abstract. They can take many forms. The authors of poems can use a variety of techniques to present their thoughts and ideas. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote a poem entitled “My Shadow”. The poem is about a little child who enjoys his shadow, playing games with his shadow and imagining. Below you will hear the poem read to you and the pictures will be from Disney’s Peter Pan. You know that Peter Pan’s shadow wasn’t;t always well behaved like your shadow. His shadow would sometimes run away from him! 🙂
A Poem is- My Shadow– Primary & Intermediate (K-5)
More Fun with Shadow Puppets
If you enjoyed making the shadow puppets, here are some other shadow puppets that you can make with your hands. After watching, see if you can come up with your own unique shadow puppets!