Light and Shadow

Contributor: Victoria Surface. Lesson ID: 10468

When you walk outside, do you have the feeling you are being followed? You probably are! Watch videos, visit The House of Shadows, and build your own sundial as you learn all about light and shadow!

categories

Physics

subject
Science
learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

A shadow is a dark shape that appears when someone or something moves between a surface and a source of light.

The surface can be the ground or even a table. The source of light can be the sun, a lamp, or a flashlight. In this lesson, you will investigate how shadows are formed and have some fun in the process. Through the use of interesting videos, fun activities, and a de-LIGHT-full project, you will examine light and shadows.

1. Watch Peekaboo Kidz's Shadow / The Dr. Binocs Show / Educational Videos for Kids to learn how shadows are formed, and why at certain times shadows are different sizes:

 

2. Read (or have someone read to you) about Shadows on BBC KS2 Bitesize.

3. Discuss what you have learned from the videos and reading with your teacher.

When you are ready, move on to the Got It? section for some "shadowy" activities!

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