Shadows cast in the sunshine

Skiddaw class welcomed the sunshine today as it meant we could get outside and do some science work on light! We have been learning about what makes shadows and how the shadows cast from the sun change during the day. Here we are marking out the shadow every 20 minutes during the afternoon.

This was what we noticed and discussed about the shadows – they moved, they were equally spaced (as we marked them every 20 mins), the shadows got longer as time went by, the shadow was clearest nearest the object and more hazy the further away you went from the object, during the last visit the school building blocked out the sun’s light so there were no shadows to be seen.