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Short description of activity: Teams compete to cast the longest shadow.
Type of activity: Team Builder, Energizer
Minimum Time Needed for Activity: 10 min
Grade Level: 4th +
Subject Area: None
Divide the group up into teams of four or more
Define a starting line
The first person in line must keep a foot on the starting line.
Groups strategize and work together to cast the longest shadow on the ground.
Only bodies can be used, teams cannot use clothing or objects to lengthen their shadow
Make the shortest shadow. How can a group cast the smallest shadow?
Can the students form a shadow to match the attributes of given shapes?