“A shadow is a darkened picture of yourself without coloring.”
“It follows you in the sun.”
“It walks by you.”
“It’s a dark reflection of your body on the sidewalk from the sun.”
Do only people have shadows?
“My cat has a shadow when she walks.”
“My dog has a shadow.”
“Trees do too.”
“The sun makes the shadow. It shines on to us.”
How did we get the shadows in our room—did the sun make it?
“No, the projector did. When you turn it on, it makes light and does shadowing.”
So, it’s the light on the projector that makes the shadow?
Do our ceiling lights make shadows?
“No, our lights are not bright enough."
“Our lights are too high. It’s too high it doesn’t make shadows. If I could dive into a light in the ceiling I might find a shadow following me.”
Our ceiling lights are too high for shadows, but the sun can make shadows. Is the sun higher than our lights?
“Yes, but the sun is so so high and it shines on everyone and it’s so bright. Our ceiling lights are not bright enough.”
“Does it matter more if it’s high or if it’s bright?
“It’s more shadowing if it’s bright I think. The projector was pretty bright, but it wasn’t high like on the ceiling.”
“Yeah, the projector was bright.”
"When I move it closer, the shadow is smaller, but if I bring it back, it's bigger."
What about if you put it on the projector?
"Then it's hugey big. I think there's something in there that makes it bigger."