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The Spinning Sky in Miller Avenue

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First graders in Shoreham-Wading River have been observing that the sun, the moon and the stars seem to move in patterns in the sky. Working with teachers Janelle Bellotti and Cara Behrens, in the Mystery Science Unit “The Spinning Sky,” students investigate what it takes to make a stationary object’s shadow move. In the activity, the young scientists used flashlights and paper gnomes to explore how moving the position of a light makes shadows move. They then related these observations to shadows changing throughout the day and the sun’s position moving across the sky. “The students loved rotating through the stations, getting to experience how to make a shadow and experience how shadows move,” Mrs. Bellotti said.

Date Added: 1/13/2022