Year 3 have made the most of the recent rare and few glimpses of the sun, by carrying out a series of science investigations outdoors. Much of our science work has been about how shadows are formed, and also how they might change over the course of the day.
We asked our pupil to devise an experiment that would help us answer why it appears that shadows can change shape during the day. Using a metre stick, we drew the length of a shadow at a certain time, and then logged this measurement. We then returned to our drawing later on in the school day, to see if the shadow had moved.
You can find out more about our work in the video above, as well as hearing a thorough, scientific explanation as to why shadows might change shape throughout the course of the day.