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Lesson Four – Sun Shadows

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to identify and record how the position of the Sun can affect shadows during the course of the day. The children can create a block graph to record changes to the size of a shadow produced by the Sun.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and record how the position of the Sun can affect shadows during the course of the day

Learning Objectives

Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Learning Outcomes

I know that shadows are created when light is blocked. I know that shadows change their size according to their distance from a light source.

Sun Shadows

Teaching sequence to help the children identify and record how the position of the Sun can affect shadows during the course of the day

Changing Shadows

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children describe how the position of the Sun can change the shadow of an object

Shadow Graph

Template to help the children identify and record how the length of a shadow can change during the school day according to the position of the Sun in the sky

Sun Shadows

Interactive activity to help the children identify and record how the position of the Sun can affect shadows during the course of the day

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to identify and record how the position of the Sun can affect shadows during the course of the day

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