Shadow Play

What is a shadow? Why do they appear where they do? Why are some shadows long and some short? Use your scientific inquiry skills to figure out why shadows appear. This section features videos and interactives that support the Shadow Play backpack family activities.

Can you match the PBS KIDS character with his or her shadow?

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Quack and Peep find a flashlight and have fun making shadows.

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Explore the shadows made by objects in Chirp's collection.

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Play with shadows; control the weather; and send objects down a ramp.

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