Me and my shadow - we go everywhere together. Well, that'd be pretty much true, as long as there's some light to make a shadow. But what happens when there's more light or less light? What happens when the Sun moves across the sky as the day progresses? Is my shadow affected?
In this worksheet you'll have the chance to explore these sorts of ideas, to put your knowledge to the test and also to build on that knowledge.
Let's get going!
- Question 1
Toby noticed that the shadow of the tree in his garden was not always in the same place.
What is the best explanation for this?
- Question 2
- Question 3
- Question 4
Toby decided to use his knowledge of shadows to make a sundial. He placed a stick in the ground and marked where its shadow fell at three different times of the day.
Look at these three pictures carefully and decide which one is the correct one: think about the length of the shadows and how the Sun appears to move across the sky.
- Question 5
- Question 6
- Question 7
What happens to the size of the shadow when you move an object closer to the light source?