Y3 Blocking Light and Making a Shadow

Children test different materials to find out how shadows are formed.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • NaG – pupils should look for, and measure, shadows, and find out how they are formed and what might cause the shadows to change
  • WS - using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings looking for patterns in what happens to shadows when the light source moves or the distance between the light source and the object changes

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Sigma Science – Year 3