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Lesson Three – Playground Shadows

This science teaching pack for Key Stage Two gets the children to explore and illustrate ways of changing the size and shape of shadows that have been produced by the Sun. The class can explain and record how shadows can change their size according to the position of a light source

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and illustrate ways of changing the size and shape of shadows that have been produced by the Sun

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.

Playground Shadows

Teaching sequence to help the children explore and illustrate ways of changing the size and shape of shadows that have been produced by the Sun

Changing Shadows

Display posters for whole class discussion to help the children identify and explain different ways of changing the shadow of an object

Shadow Changes

Activity to help the children identify and record changes to different shadows made during the course of one day

Playground Shadows

Interactive activity to help the children explore and illustrate ways of changing the size and shape of shadows that have been produced by the Sun

Download this teaching pack including a lesson plan, classroom activities and an interactive presentation to teach the children to explore and illustrate ways of changing the size and shape of shadows that have been produced by the Sun

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