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What is a shadow? Class 3 are scientists…

Today, the questions What is a shadow? and How is a shadow formed? were put to Class 3. 
We went outside in the (patchy) sunshine, where the children made predictions about shadows of their classmates. How would the shadow look? Where would the shadow fall? How much detail would there be? These were all different questions that needed answering. The predictions were made by drawing the shape of a friend in chalk on the ground. When the sun came out, the children had to draw around the actual shadow in a different coloured chalk. 
Some predictions were really accurate, some not so. 
We discovered that a shadow is made when the light is blocked, that they don’t have a great amount of detail and that the shape was smaller than the real thing.

Outdoor science was fun!