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Sun and Shadows Guided Notes and 5th Grade Science Test Prep 5-ESS1-2


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Do you need to review Sun and Shadows with your students? Why do the length and direction of shadows change throughout the day? Why do we have day and night? Why does the appearance of stars change seasonally? These guided notes come with a slide show and other science review activities. They are perfect for 5th-grade Science Test Prep. There are 32 science question cards and 32 answer cards, and five review activities to do with the question cards.


This Science Review Unit Ion Sun, Shadows, Seasons, and Daylight includes:

  • A slide show on Sun and Earth (in PPT and Google Slides)
  • Guided Notes (In PDF and Google Slides)
  • 32 question cards
  • 32 answer cards
  • Five detailed activities to do with the question cards
  • A crossword puzzle on the Sunlight and Shadows
  • Answer Keys for all


*Students will be able to find the exact sentence in the slide show as in the notes. This will support students who have difficulty taking notes.

The Question Card Activities Include:

  • Q and A Match
  • Inner and Outer Circles
  • Around the World
  • Carousel
  • Question Exchange


Your students will benefit from review and reinforcement. It will help them retain information.

Standards Addressed:

5-ESS1-2. Represent data in graphical displays to reveal patterns of daily changes in length and direction of shadows, day and night, and the seasonal appearance of some stars in the night sky.

Utah SEEd 4.4.2

Analyze and interpret data of observable patterns to show that Earth rotates on its axis and revolves around the Sun.

See the preview for more details!Sun and Shadows