Y3 Making and Investigating Shadows

Pupils investigate how shadows are made. They use a flashlight and explore the shadows made of a screen by a number of different objects. They record their results in a table by predicting and drawing shadows.

Learning Objectives:

  • PoS - find patterns that determine the size of shadows
  • NaG - pupils should look for patterns in what happens to shadows when the light source moves or the distance between the light source and the object changes; they should be warned that it is not safe to look directly at the Sun, even when wearing dark glasses
  • WS - pupils should use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings; gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help answer questions; make systematic and careful observations; use results to draw simple conclusions

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Sigma Science – Year 3