Shadows and What Changes Them Worksheet

This worksheet comprises two parts. The first is a fill in the blanks section where ideally the children test objects using a light source and fill in with the help of the words from the table.

The second part can also involve some testing done throughout the day or could be done after the fact. It involves drawing where the sun would be at different times of the day and then drawing an object and its corresponding shadow.

Children learn about the ways that a shadow can be affected and how and relate it to the shadows of objects caused by everyday objects blocking light from the sun.

As an extra fun activity, have the children draw around their own shadows at different points during the day. It helps to have a compass too to record the direction the sun is shinning in.

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Created: Dec 9, 2019

Updated: Jan 14, 2020

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