Shedding Light on Shadows

Oct 13, 2022
Hedda Sharapan


Shedding Light on Shadows

Ever since I started presenting workshops on Fred’s approach to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math), I’ve kept my ears open for stories of children’s questions about the world around them -- and for the way their teachers respond.

So I was especially delighted with what I heard when I was observing my scientist friend Elaine offer her weekly lesson with 4-year-olds. As soon as she came into the room, one of the boys came up to her and asked,”Why was my shadow so short yesterday?” She was planning to talk about magnets that day, but I could see her switch gears when she heard the question, and I loved the way she responded. 

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