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Science Unit 3f - Light and Shadows.

                                                  This unit is aimed at children in Year 3.

                            A selection of resources to support the teaching of QCA Science Unit 3f: Light and Shadows.

                                                  For a complete list of what's included see the table below.   

Files Included in this Download

Resource Name

Format

Objectives

Resource Details

Light and shadows quiz

(2 pages)

To revise all that has been learnt during this unit

A quiz about light and shadows with multiple choice answers. Answers on separate sheet

Match the words to their definition

(1 page)

To revise all that has been learnt during this unit

Definitions about things learnt in the unit match to the words

Vocabulary for unit

(9 pages)

Vocabulary to be used during this unit

Cards of words that may be used throughout this unit (25 cards / words 3 on each sheet)

My Shadow Poem

(1 page)

To read a poem about shadows

Read the poem and work out its meaning in relation to the unit of shadows and light

Making shadows

(1 page)

To  make and record observations and to present information in drawing and writing

Follow the instructions to make and find out about different shadows. Write the reasons

Make shadows

(1 page)

To  make and record observations and to present information in drawing and writing

Set up an experiment and then answer the questions

Shadows

 (1 page)

To learn that that shadows are formed when light travelling from a source is blocked

 To learn that shadows are formed when objects block light from the Sun

Information about shadows and light and questions to answer

Changing shadows

(1 page)

To learn  that shadows of objects in sunlight change over the course of the day

Find out how to make a shadow smaller or bigger. Follow the instructions and record findings

 What makes a shadow?

(1 page)

To  make and record observations of shadows and to try to explain these using knowledge about light

Give explanations about shadows. Draw the shapes of shadows of objects

How do shadows change?

 (1 page)

To learn that shadows change in length and position throughout the day

Using a specific shadow, draw round it, measure it, record on sheet at different times of day

Measuring shadows

 (1 page)

To  measure the length of the shadow in standard measures

Explore statements and find answers to questions

Recording shadows

 (1 page)

To  record and identify a pattern in the observations of the Sun

On the sheet, record each hour what is happening to the shadow stick

Position of the sun and shadow formation

 (3 pages)

To learn that the Sun appears to move across the sky during the day

To  make a table and bar chart to show how the length of the shadows changes during the day

Experiment to find out how the shadow changes on a sunny day. fill in graphs from findings. Write a conclusion.

Where is the shadow?

 (1 page)

To learn that when the Sun is behind them their shadow is in front

Draw the shadow in the correct place on the pictures and explain why

Make a sundial

(2 pages)

To learn that shadows can be used to tell the approximate time of day

Information about sundials and instructions to make a sundial

Testing materials

 (1 pages)

To learn  that opaque objects/materials do not let light through and transparent objects/materials let a lot of light through

Find and record opaque, transparent and translucent materials in school

Investigation about materials

(2 pages)

To learn  that opaque objects/materials do not let light through and transparent objects/materials let a lot of light through

Investigate and write up findings about light and opaque, transparent and translucent materials

Which are transparent?

(3 pages)

To learn  that opaque objects/materials do not let light through and transparent objects/materials let a lot of light through

Decide which objects are transparent, opaque or translucent. Answer the questions on each page

Predicting results of materials and shadows

(1 page)

To compare the shadows formed by different materials and to draw conclusions from their results

Predict what will happen with light and various materials. Record result, Explain what you did and what you found.

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