As part of Topic in Year 1, we have been looking at shadows and how they are created. We had the perfect opportunity on Thursday to get out and explore the shadows we could find in the school playground. We also made shadow puppets with our hands and drew around the shadows of different items to see how they changed later in the day. We are going to use our understanding of how shadows are made and use this to discover the science behind night and day.
Some of the children’s comments:
“When it is sunny, your shadow copies you.”
“When you walk around, your shadow will follow you.”
“When the sun is behind you, you block the sun and that creates the shadow on the floor.”