AQUiLA THE SOLAR SCIENCE ISSUE ACTIVITY
Creepy CreaTUreS of DarkNeSS , MwaHaHaHa !
– Get active and creative ! – Play with the Sun and shadows
30 minutes + INDIVIDUAL / PAIRS : Pairs or groups DIFFICULTY : Bit of a thinker polly ’ S miSSioN
You are a spooky being of the underworld and sunlight isn ’ t your friend ! This is a game of tag for a sunny day , where players can only step among the shadows … Sounds tricky , doesn ’ t it ? That ’ s why you ’ ll also be making a magical protection shield to keep you safe from the Sun !
YOU WILL NEED
– Sunny weather ! – A helpful adult – A wide open space
– A piece of cardboard ( or smaller pieces you can stick together ) that can make up around 60 cm x 60 cm
– Thick strips of card 15 cm x 30 cm – Scissors – Duct tape
PHASE 1 : The Five Rules of Shadow Tag Let ’ s start with the rules , so you know what ’ s about to go down !
1 . Choose someone to be the Tagger . It is their goal to make someone else the Tagger by touching their back , arm or shoulder and saying ‘ tag ’. Everyone else runs away from the Tagger and tries to avoid being caught !
2 . The Tagger can run anywhere in the sunlight .
3 . If you are not the Tagger , you can only step on shadows ( you ’ re a being from the underworld , after all , and sunlight could turn you into a puff of smoke ). You can run or jump to different shady spots !
4 . If you can ’ t run or jump to another shadow , you can use your magical Shield of Protection to shade your feet as you move .
5 . If you spot someone who isn ’ t the Tagger stepping on sunlit ground , you ’ ve got to shout ‘ RA !’ and say that person ’ s name . If someone else sees that the person is on sunlit ground , and they also shout ‘ RA !’, followed by that person ’ s name , the named person becomes the new Tagger !
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