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Thursday Investigation


We are having this amazing sun today so I thought it was a great opportunity to carry out a shadow investigation. 

You need:

  • a piece of paper
  • some different sized toys e.g. dinosaurs, lego figures or toy animals
  • blocks to build structures of different sizes
  • felt tip, pencil or crayons.


Place the objects on the piece of paper and look at the shadow that is created. Draw around the shadow and write the time that you have done this at.

Repeat this at different intervals during the day.


How does the shadow change? 

Does it get bigger or smaller?

Does it change direction?