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Keyworth Primary
& Nursery School

Making Shadows

As part of our Science topic, we have been making shadows and learning how to change their size.

Last week, we learnt how to make a shadow. We also learnt some very important scientific words: opaque, translucent and transparent. Different objects will create different types of shadow. In the picture below, part of the scissors create a dark shadow and for part of them there is no shadow at all!


This week, we have been learning how to change the size of a shadow. We moved a torch further away from an object and measured the height of the shadow each time. We found that the shadow got smaller each time we moved the torch further away!