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Lesson Six – Shadow Sizes

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to investigate and record a range of ways of changing the size of different shadows produced by a light blocked from a source. The children can write explanations of methods used to change a shadow created by a light source.

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and record a range of ways of changing the size of different shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

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 can explain how to make shadows bigger and smaller by either moving the light source or the object creating the shadow.

Shadow Sizes

Teaching sequence to help the children investigate and record a range of ways of changing the size of different shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

Shadows

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain different ways of changing the size of shadows

Shadow Facts

Activity to get the children to select and write explanations about how to change the size of shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

Shadow Facts (support)

Activity to get the children to select and write explanations about how to change the size of shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

Shadow Sizes

Interactive activity to help the children investigate and record a range of ways of changing the size of different shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to investigate and record a range of ways of changing the size of different shadows produced by a light blocked from a source

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