Curriculum Vital

    Year 3 Light: Changing shadows

    Shadow puppet

    Due to changes to the KS2 science curriculum, pupils are expected to leave primary school with a deeper understanding of the properties of light. In this lesson plan, pupils learn how shadows are formed. With a simple activity, pupils experiment with changing the size and shape of shadows. This lesson plan may be preceded by Light: how we see things.

    Pupils will learn:

    • Shadows are formed when an object blocks light
    • The size and shape of shadows can be changed

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    See shadows in action with this Baku Shadow Puppet film.

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