In this activity children explore how different shadows can be formed depending on the number and position of light sources.
Have you ever noticed the different shadows that you see on the football pitch? With the World Cup coming up, now is the time to get children to observe the amazing phenomena of shadows in a different context.
Children will explore how different shadows can be formed depending on the number and position of light sources.
- to set up simple comparative tests
- to make systematic and careful observations and take accurate measurements
Children will learn:
- that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
- to find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change
These resources were initially developed in partnership with the Centre for Science Education, Sheffield Hallam University.