I used this during a light and dark topic with my year one class. The learning objective was to know that a shadow is made when a light source is blocked. The children went on to investigate their own shadows in the playground taking pictures and also experimented in the classroom using paper and torches to make hand shadows investigating how to make shadows bigger or smaller ( by moving them closer/ further away from the light source). At the end we discussed what we had found out and I showed them a video which can be found on you tube called 'wonderful shadows' which the children loved.

Last updated 24 September 2014, created 02 January 2012
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