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Trotter Shadow

Authors: Russell Pitts, Maria Toledo, and Patrick Trotter


  • Place object 1 on "shadow box" so the shadow is projected.
  • Ask "How can you make the shadow bigger?" Predict.
  • Demonstrate by moving object 1.
  • Repeat for object 2. (measure distance to light?)
  • Ratios of shadow to distance from light.
  • Now find 3 locations where the shadows are the same height.



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