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Shadows and Silhouettes

We have continued to look at light sources and reflectors for our STEAM project the ‘Future is Light’.

This week we explored how shadows change shape when we move the light source closer to the object. We noticed that as the light source moved towards the object the size of the shadow got bigger. We also created shadows when the light source was pointing in the opposite direction by using mirrors as reflectors.

Later in the week we drew round the silhouettes that our shadows created. We especially enjoyed guessing whose silhouette belonged to who!