A worksheet that explores light and shadow and the principles of a fair test.
Use this science worksheet when investigating the relationship between the position of a light source and the size of a shadow.
This teaching resource asks students to explain their knowledge of the properties of light, formulate a hypothesis based on this knowledge and then design a fair test that investigates their prediction.
This worksheet could be used as part of a Physical Sciences unit on light in the upper years. It also serves as an assessment of student’s knowledge of the topic and their understanding of fair testing.
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Australian Curriculum alignment
- Science > Year 5 > Science Understanding > Physical sciences > ACSSU080
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- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Questioning and predicting > ACSIS231
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- Science > Year 5 > Science Inquiry Skills > Planning and conducting > ACSIS087
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