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Project - Light and Shadow 15.6.20

Light and Shadow Dance: Interior DIY Ideas – Craft Gossip

We've extended it to a three week project, as we know some of you are still finishing the Greek project and some are finding that some of these lessons are taking a bit longer!!

Over the next three weeks , you will learn about light, how it travels, reflective surfaces and shadows. Prepare to do some science experiments and be creative with shadow puppets. 

Please send evidence of your work to us. 


Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

Lesson 8

What is light and how does it travel?

What is light and how does it travel?

What is reflection?

Sun safety

How is a shadow made? Which materials work best?

Why does the size of my shadow change?

How can I change the shape of my shadow?

Shadow Puppet Theatre


Explanantion Text



Explanation Text

Experiment different reflective surfaces and designing reflective clothing.

Designing sunglasses or hat and advertising them.

Experiment different materials (transparent, opaque, translucent, tinted) which make the clearest shadows? 

Experiment measure your shadow at different points of the day. What have you found out?

Experiment How big or how small can you make your shadow?

Using what you have learnt, put on a show with your own puppets.