A science experiment which explores how shadows change throughout the day.
Light travels in a straight line. When an opaque object blocks its path, no light is able to pass through. This creates shadows. Some examples of opaque objects that create shadows are trees,
buildings, cars… even people!
This Earth and Space Sciences experiment allows students to investigate if shadows change throughout the day.
Students follow the scientific method to conduct the experiment, then complete the worksheets provided.
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National Curriculum Curriculum alignment
- Earth and space
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) – Upper
Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Upper covers students in Year 5 and Year 6.
The principal focus of science teaching in upper key stage 2 is to enable pupils to develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They should do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions ab...
- Working scientifically
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