Earth, light and space – Shadows


In this lesson we are going to explore how shadows are shapes where opaque objects block out light. In the investigation we will explore how the angle, height, distance and strength of the light source can affect the length and shape of shadows. There are 4 labs in this box. The box comes with Lesson plan, Whole class teaching PowerPoint, Teacher video tutorial and the equipment.

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This box contains:

Lab: Shadow Investigation

  • Torch
  • Graph Paper
  • Roll Wallpaper

Lab: Transparency Kit

  • Plastic Square Transparent
  • Plastic Square Opaque
  • Plastic Block
  • Density Block Set – Foam, Wood, Glass, Brass, Aluminium
  • Coloured Translucent Paper

Lab: Sundial

  • Sundial Template (Laminated)
  • Drinking straws
  • Sellotape
  • A5 Card

Lab: Puppet Show

  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Blu tack
  • A5 Card (see Lab A)
  • Yellow cellophane roll
  • Clear cellophane roll
  • Aluminium Foil
  • Box of tissues
  • Frosted Paper 20m
  • Tissue paper


Additional information

Purchase option

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Key Stage

Key Stage 2


Earth, Light and Space