shad 1. In the morning when the sun was low the shadow was long in the west. When the sun was high at about noon the shadow was short and pointing towards the north (not exactly). Than again in the afternoon when the sun was going down and was lower in the sky the shadow got longer not as long as in the morning, but still longer than the shadow at noon also it was pointed to the east.
2. These patterns are caused by the suns rising in the east and setting in the west. I know that because when the sun is rising in the east the shadow casts diagonally so the shadow is cast in the opposite direction for example in the morning when the sun first rises the sun's rays are cast in the east so your shadow is in the west
3. The longest shadows are in the morning when the sun is low in the sky. that occurs because the sun is low in the sky, and the shadows are angled towards the ground stretching them out and making them longer\
4. The shortest shadows occur at about 12:00 pm. They occur at that time because that is when the sun is at it's highest position in the sky, and the sun is pointed directly down at the ground. The effect of the sun being pointed at the ground is the shadow is short.
5. I think the most challenging part of the lesson was trying to get the shadow just right when you measured. That was the most challenging for me because one time I had my clipboard pointed in the wrong and almost measured wrong.
6. I feel that I learned the patterns of shadows , and how they are measured. I feel that I learned that because when we were done with the lesson I felt that I could explain how to measure a shadow and its patterns.