Science in Focus: Shedding Light: Lights, Camera, Action
I. The Web Activity: Activity 1
Directions: The objective is to arrange this group of photographs taken at different times of the day in chronological order using a shadow in each photo and the compass heading for each photo as information to infer the time of day.
Times will be one of the following:
- 9 am
- 12 noon
- 2 pm
- 6 pm
Compass Heading Key
- 360 degrees = Photographer and camera facing North
- 180 degrees = Photographer and camera facing South
- 90 degrees = Photographer and camera facing East
- 270 degrees = Photographer and camera facing West
Note: The photos have been adjusted in contrast to highlight the shadows.
What time of day were the photos taken?
A. 90 degrees (East)
B. 360 degrees (North)
C. 360 degrees (North)
D. 90 degrees (East)
Read on for an explanation in II. The Science.