We have been doing a lot of practical work as we investigate light and shadows. We were lucky enough to have some bright sunny days so that we could go outside and find out about how the position of the sun changes our shadows. We also played lots of fun games with our shadows.
In the classroom (which we darkened) we used torches to create shadows with stick puppets. Over the next week we will be doing more investigations with light and shadows and we will be trying to use what we learn to predict what shadows will be formed when we have a certain object. The video below is a great demonstration of the different properties of opaque, translucent and transparent objects – it also has some good examples of shadows in everyday life. What shadows can you spot when you’re out and about?