Exploring Shadows

For our science lesson this week we explored shadows. The children started by drawing around the shadows of some small word animals. 

We then drew around each other shadows and wrote  the time (9:30). 

Later, during our morning Child Initiated Learning session we went outside to see if our shadows had changed. The children made some really good observations and it sparked a great conversation about how shadows are formed and why they change at different times of the day. 

Henry- “the shadows have got shorter because in the earlier the sun burns a little bit of it, it’s true. ”

Phoebe- “the shadows moved because the sun is higher in the sky.”

Isabel – “the shadows have gone abit lighter coz it’s sunny.”

Zac – “mine got smaller and it’s starting to disappear.”

Why don’t you try to discover more about shadows at home?