We have experimented with a few different set ups with our light and shadow project. This year I tried a new approach to the overhead projector. I moved the projector to a high traffic area in our classroom, and hung up a sheet to give the students a nice clean image from the blocks and projector. Then we stacked blocks on top of our platform to observe the change in shadows and colors on the screen behind the blocks.
Of course we got busy playing with the blocks, adding different materials, putting up the tea light, and peg dolls. They got right to work.
Later on I added the color lens basket to the overhead area, and this is what they did with all of the color disks. They also started to dance on the platform in front of the projector.
We explored penguins on our light table this January!
Played with gems, magnatiles, interlocking blocks on the overhead as well.
The creations were quite spectacular!
In February we explored pink dyed salt on the light table with heart gems and little glass cups.
M always seems to be one of our most avid light explorers!
I am excited to introduce a shadow puppet theatre this month to go along with our fairy tales unit. They always enjoy exploring light and it’s fascinating qualities in the classroom. There truly are so many ways to use the light table and the overhead projector!