STEAM – What is a shadow?

Year 3’s new STEAM project is called “The Future is Light”. During this topic we will learn all about sources of light and how shadows are made.

To begin our learning on this project we went outside to look at our shadows. We noticed that our shadow’s position depended on where the light was coming from and as we moved our shadows moved too.

When we went and stood under a tree, our shadows disappeared. This was because the tree was already blocking the light so we couldn’t see our own shadow!