The Brian Cox school experiments are designed to support teachers to carry out experimental science in the classroom, and relate it to real world experiences. Each written resource is accompanied by four videos; two with extra information on how to carry out the experiment and two on how the experiment relates to the real world. These create a flexible package for teachers, with something for everyone.
In this experiment, students use shapes made on black sugar paper stuck on lolly pop sticks to investigate how the shadow size changes as they change the distance between light source and screen.
The written resource was produced by the Ogden Trust.
Real world video: Anna, a radiographer in Cambridge, shows how X-ray shadows can be used to see inside animals.
Research science video: Brian Cox visits India to see the total solar eclipse.