Educators combined their knowledge and skills in science, engineering, and art to create Light and Shadow Scenes during our summer STEAM program, funded by a Professional Development for Arts Educators grant from the US Department of Education (in collaboration with the Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit). Using a variety of everyday materials and light sources, teachers played and experimented to create scenes that tell a story, have personal meaning, create interesting shapes from other objects, and more.
What happens when light is bent, blocked, or bounced? What happens when light goes through colored materials? Can you guess what materials were used to create the scenes? A behind the scenes look may surprise you!
Thanks to all of our teachers for their hard work creating these and for being willing to share their unique works of art.
Want to make one yourself? Everyone started with a headlamp and red, green, and blue colored lights.
[Instructions can be found here. We did not incorporate motorized objects in ours because of time limits, but it would be fun to try!]