Loading please wait

The smart way to improve grades

Comprehensive & curriculum aligned

Try an activity or get started for free

The Sun and How Shadows are Made

In this worksheet, students will be challenged to stretch their understanding of the Sun's movements and its role in forming shadows, leading on to an investigation into materials that form or do not create shadows.

'The Sun and How Shadows are Made' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 Science worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Light

Curriculum subtopic:   Shadows

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview



The Sun is the source of life on our planet: it provides the light and the heat that power the processes on which life depends. Understanding how it moves and how the Earth moves is important because it affects life all around the planet.


In the second half of the worksheet we'll look at how light is used to form shadows and how to investigate what sort of materials make what sort of shadows.


Let's find out!

What is EdPlace?

We're your National Curriculum aligned online education content provider helping each child succeed in English, maths and science from year 1 to GCSE. With an EdPlace account you’ll be able to track and measure progress, helping each child achieve their best. We build confidence and attainment by personalising each child’s learning at a level that suits them.

Get started

Try an activity or get started for free